2014 British Formula Three season

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2014 British Formula Three season
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The 2014 Cooper Tires British Formula Three International Series season is a multi-event motor racing championship for open wheel, formula racing cars held across England and Belgium. The championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers competing in 2 litre Formula Three single seat race cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship.

The 2014 season will be the 64th British Formula Three Championship. The series, promoted by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation, will begin on 4 May at Rockingham Motor Speedway and will end on 14 September at Donington Park after a 21 race schedule to be held at seven meetings.[1]

Drivers and teams[edit]

Team No. Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
United Kingdom Carlin[2] 1 China Li Zhi Cong[2] Dallara F308 Volkswagen 1–3
2 United Kingdom Alice Powell[3] 1
Russia Egor Orudzhev[4] 2
United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports[5] 3 Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer[6] Dallara F312[5] Mercedes HWA[5] 2
7 United Kingdom Matt Rao[7] 1–3
50 United Kingdom Sam MacLeod[8] 1, 3
57 China Martin Cao[5] 1–3
TBA United Kingdom Alex Gill[8]
United Kingdom Double R Racing[9] 8 Macau Andy Chang[10] Dallara F312[10] Mercedes HWA[10] 1–3
34 United States Camren Kaminsky[11] 1–3
TBA United Kingdom Harry Tincknell[12] TBA
Sweden Performance Racing[13] TBA India Parth Ghorpade[13] TBA Volkswagen[13] 4
TBA TBA[13]

Race calendar and results[edit]

A seven-round calendar was announced on 23 September 2013. In a change of direction from recent seasons, the championship will hold only a single round outside the UK, in Belgium, supporting the 2014 24 Hours of Spa. The remaining six rounds will all be held in England. The three race format used in previous seasons will be retained for all rounds of the championship.[1][9]

After appearing on the 2013 calendar, the international round held at the Nürburgring was dropped from the 2014 calendar. Donington Park, Rockingham and Snetterton all return to the calendar after a one-year hiatus, while Thruxton returns to the calendar for the first time since 2010.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 United Kingdom Rockingham Motor Speedway 4 May United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
R2 5 May United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
R3 United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Matt Rao United Kingdom Matt Rao United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
2 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 24 May China Martin Cao Russia Egor Orudzhev Russia Egor Orudzhev United Kingdom Carlin
R2 Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
R3 25 May China Martin Cao Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
3 R1 United Kingdom Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit 21 June United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
R2 22 June United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Matt Rao United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
R3 United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Sam MacLeod United Kingdom Fortec Motorsports
4 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 24 July
R2 25 July
R3 26 July
5 R1 United Kingdom Thruxton Circuit 16 August
R2 17 August
R3
6 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 30 August
R2 31 August
R3
7 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park 13 September
R2 14 September
R3

Championship standings[edit]

Pos. Driver ROC
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
THR
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
Pts
International Class
1 China Martin Cao 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 Ret Ret 108
2 United Kingdom Sam MacLeod 1 1 Ret 1 2 1 101
3 United Kingdom Matt Rao Ret 4 1 5 Ret 3 3 1 3 98
4 Macau Andy Chang 3 6 3 4 Ret 5 6 3 2 87
5 United States Camren Kaminsky 4 5 4 6 Ret 4 4 Ret 4 72
6 Germany Marvin Kirchhöfer 3 1 1 54
7 China Li Zhi Cong Ret 7 5 7 3 Ret 5 Ret 5 40
8 Russia Egor Orudzhev 1 Ret Ret 26
9 United Kingdom Alice Powell 5 3 Ret 16
Pos. Driver ROC
United Kingdom
SIL
United Kingdom
SNE
United Kingdom
SPA
Belgium
THR
United Kingdom
BRH
United Kingdom
DON
United Kingdom
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SRO unveil new-look British F3 2014 calendar". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 23 September 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Khorounzhiy, Valentin (1 April 2014). "Peter Li Zhi Cong gets full-time drive with Carlin in British F3". Paddock Scout. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Powell joins Carlin’s line-up for Rockingham". British Formula Three Championship (Stéphane Ratel Organisation). 1 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Orudzhev joins Carlin for Silverstone". Carlin. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d Simmons, Marcus (5 December 2013). "Fortec signs Chinese racer Cao for British Formula 3". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Simmons, Marcus (16 May 2014). "Marvin Kirchhofer to contest British Formula 3 round at Silverstone". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Simmons, Marcus (15 January 2014). "Matt Rao first UK driver to commit to 2014 British F3 with Fortec". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Simmons, Marcus (7 April 2014). "Sam MacLeod joins British Formula 3 grid with Fortec". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Simmons, Marcus (23 September 2013). "British F3 adds Thruxton to expanded 2014 calendar". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c Simmons, Andy (15 January 2014). "Andy Chang to step up to British F3 with Double R in 2014". Autosport (Haymarket). Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Allen, Peter (7 February 2014). "Kaminksy makes British F3 step with Double R". PaddockScout.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Harry Tincknell to make one-off return to F3 at Thruxton". Autosport (Haymarket). 7 April 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Performance Racing returns to British Formula 3 with Parth Ghorpade". Autosport (Haymarket). 19 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 

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