2018 F3 Americas Championship

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2018 F3 Americas Championship
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Feeder series:
Formula 4 United States Championship
Trans-Am Series

The 2018 F3 Americas Championship powered by Honda was the inaugural season for the all-new FIA Formula 3 regional series across North America, sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the professional racing division of the Sports Car Club of America. This was the third season in total for Formula 3 racing in the United States, which was last run in 2001 with the United States Formula Three Championship.

The season began on 4 August at Pittsburgh International Race Complex and concluded on 21 October at Circuit of the Americas, after 17 races to be held at 6 meetings.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
Abel Motorsports[2] 8 United States Kyle Kirkwood[3] All
51 United States Jacob Abel[4] 3–6
Global Racing Group[5] 9 Argentina Baltazar Leguizamón[6] All
24 Denmark Benjamin Pedersen[7] 2, 4–6
66 United States Parker Locke[8] 4–6
Importante Autosport 13 United States Peter Portante[9] 1
Southern Motorsports 61 United States John Paul Southern, Jr.[10] All
Howard Motorsports 81 United States David Glassman[11] 5

Race calendar[edit]

All races were held on permanent road courses in the United States. The series schedule was announced on May 9, 2018.[12]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Supporting
1 R1 Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum 4 August Argentina Baltazar Leguizamón United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports Trans-Am Series
Atlantic Championship
Formula 4 United States Championship
R2 5 August United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports
R3 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports
2 R4 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington August 10 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports NASCAR Xfinity Series
Trans-Am Series
R5 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports
R6 August 11 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports
3 R7 New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville September 15 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports Atlantic Championship
Formula 4 United States Championship
R8 September 16 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports
R9 United States Kyle Kirkwood Argentina Baltazar Leguizamón Global Racing Group
4 R10 Road Atlanta, Braselton September 22 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports Historic Sportscar Racing
R11 September 23 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports
R12 United States Parker Locke United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports
5 R13 NOLA Motorsports Park, Avondale October 13 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Argentina Baltazar Leguizamón Global Racing Group Edge Addicts
R14 October 14 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports
R15 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports
6 R16 Circuit of the Americas, Austin October 20 United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports Formula One
Formula 4 United States Championship
R17 October 21 Denmark Benjamin Pedersen United States Kyle Kirkwood Abel Motorsports

Championship standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1


Drivers' standings[edit]

Pos Driver PIT[N 1] MDO NJM ROA NOL COTA Pts
1 United States Kyle Kirkwood 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 405
2 Argentina Baltazar Leguizamón 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 4 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 5 DNS 276
3 Denmark Benjamin Pedersen 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 3 4 2 2 183
4 United States Jacob Abel 3 3 3 5 4 4 Ret 5 3 6 4 124
5 United States John Paul Southern, Jr. 3 Ret 3 Ret 4 4 4 2 Ret Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS Ret 4 5 106
6 United States Parker Locke 4 5 Ret 3 4 5 3 3 89
7 United States Peter Portante 4 NC Ret 12
United States David Glassman WD
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap
† — Did not finish, but classified

Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team Pts
1 Abel Motorsports 529
2 Global Racing Group 459
3 Southern Motorsports 106
4 Importante Autosport 12
5 Howard Motorsports 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Portante was a non-classified finisher in Race 2, finishing 4 laps down in 3rd place. He was not awarded points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "F3 Americas 2018 Press Kit". www.f3americas.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Multi-car F4 U.S. Team Expands Operation into F3 Americas". June 14, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Abel Motorsports Leads Entry List for F3 Americas Series Debut".
  4. ^ "Dominant F3 Team Expands, Seeks Seventh Straight Win". September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Global Racing Group Commits to Inaugural F3 Americas Season". June 7, 2018. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Leguizamon inks deal with GRG for Inaugural F3 Americas Season".
  7. ^ "Pedersen set to compete in both F3 Americas and F4 US".
  8. ^ "2018 F3 Americas Entry List For Road Atlanta". September 18, 2018.
  9. ^ "2017 Formula Atlantic Champion Moves into F3 Americas with K-Hill Motorsports".
  10. ^ "First F3 Americas entry confirmed".
  11. ^ "2018 F3 Americas Entry List For NOLA". October 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-05-24. Retrieved 2018-05-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

/ F3 Americas Championship - official website