2019–20 F3 Asian Championship

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2019–20 F3 Asian Championship
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The 2019–20 F3 Asian Championship was a multi-event, Formula 3 open-wheel single seater motor racing championship held across Asia. The championship featured a mix of professional and amateur drivers, competing in Formula 3 cars that conform to the FIA Formula 3 regulations for the championship. This was the third season of the championship.

The season commenced on 13 December 2019 at Sepang International Circuit and finished on 23 February 2020 on Chang International Circuit, after fifteen races held at five meetings.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team No. Drivers Status Rounds
United Kingdom Hitech Grand Prix 2 United Kingdom Jake Hughes[2] 1–2
3 Russia Nikita Mazepin[2] All
10 Italy Alessio Deledda[2] All
11 Japan Ukyo Sasahara[3] G All
China Zen Motorsport 4 China James Yu[4] All
25 Malaysia Alister Yoong[5] 5
44 Hong Kong Paul Wong[2] M 1–3, 5
Malaysia Gilbert Ang[6] 4
China Absolute Racing 5 China Daniel Cao[7] 1
Malaysia Alister Yoong[6] 4
Malaysia Dominic Ang[5] 5
15 United Kingdom Jamie Chadwick[8] All
16 Australia Tommy Smith[7] All
17 Canada Devlin DeFrancesco[9] 1–3
Malaysia Najiy Razak[6] 4
Netherlands Leonard Hoogenboom[10] 5
Republic of Ireland Pinnacle Motorsport 7 Australia Jack Doohan[2][note 1] All
21 Brazil Pietro Fittipaldi[2] All
77 Spain Sebastián Fernández[11][note 2] 2–3
Malaysia Dominic Ang[6] 4
Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team 9 Hong Kong Thomas Luedi[4][note 3] M All
23 Netherlands Joey Alders[note 4] All
33 Japan Yu Kanamaru[4] All
57 Russia Mikhael Belov[12] 5
95 Japan Miki Koyama[6] 4
Netherlands MP Motorsport 18 Belgium Amaury Cordeel[13] G 2
Mexico Seven GP 25 Colombia Tatiana Calderón[14] 1–3
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Racing UAE 88 United Arab Emirates Khaled Al Qubaisi [15] M 3
Icon Status
M Master
G Guest

Race calendar[edit]

The calendar was announced on 21 August 2019.[1] For the first time it was held during winter months. Suzuka Circuit and the two weekends at Shanghai International Circuit were dropped from the series. An additional meeting at Sepang International Circuit and weekends at the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit were added, keeping the schedule at five weekends.

The winter schedule allowed drivers to use the series towards earning an FIA Super Licence after a June 2019 FIA World Motor Sport Council rule change allowing drivers to collect licence points from two championships in a calendar year providing the first ends before the second starts.[16]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Supporting
1 R1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 13 December China James Yu [note 5] Canada Devlin DeFrancesco Hong Kong Joey Alders[note 4] Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team World Touring Car Cup
FIM Endurance World Championship
Formula 4 South East Asia Championship
R2 15 December Hong Kong Joey Alders[note 4] Hong Kong Joey Alders[note 4] Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team
R3 United Kingdom Jack Doohan[note 1] United Kingdom Jack Doohan[note 1] United Kingdom Jack Doohan[note 1] Republic of Ireland Pinnacle Motorsport
2 R1 United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome 9 January Japan Ukyo Sasahara United Kingdom Jake Hughes Australia Jack Doohan Republic of Ireland Pinnacle Motorsport Dubai 24 Hour
TCR Middle East Series
Formula 4 UAE Championship
R2 10 January Australia Jack Doohan Netherlands Joey Alders Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team
R3 Japan Ukyo Sasahara Netherlands Joey Alders Japan Yu Kanamaru Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team
3 R1 United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit 17 January Japan Ukyo Sasahara United Kingdom Jamie Chadwick Japan Ukyo Sasahara United Kingdom Hitech Grand Prix TCR Middle East Series
Formula 4 UAE Championship
R2 18 January United Kingdom Jamie Chadwick Netherlands Joey Alders[note 6] Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team
R3 Spain Sebastián Fernández Spain Sebastián Fernández Spain Sebastián Fernández Republic of Ireland Pinnacle Motorsport
4 R1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 14 February Australia Jack Doohan Netherlands Joey Alders Australia Jack Doohan Republic of Ireland Pinnacle Motorsport Asian Le Mans Series
TCR Malaysia
R2 15 February Australia Jack Doohan Australia Jack Doohan Republic of Ireland Pinnacle Motorsport
R3 Australia Jack Doohan Australia Jack Doohan Australia Jack Doohan Republic of Ireland Pinnacle Motorsport
5 R1 Thailand Chang International Circuit 22 February Australia Jack Doohan Australia Jack Doohan Netherlands Joey Alders Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team Asian Le Mans Series
R2 23 February Russia Mikhael Belov Japan Ukyo Sasahara United Kingdom Hitech Grand Prix
R3 Japan Ukyo Sasahara Japan Ukyo Sasahara Japan Ukyo Sasahara United Kingdom Hitech Grand Prix

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system[edit]

Points were awarded to the top ten drivers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver SEP1
Malaysia
DUB
United Arab Emirates
ABU
United Arab Emirates
SEP2
Malaysia
CHA
Thailand
Pts
1 Netherlands Joey Alders 1 1 3 2 1 3 5 1 6 2 8 2 1 3 7 266
2 Australia Jack Doohan 2 8 1 1 3 11 3 Ret 2 1 1 1 8 13† 2 229
3 Russia Nikita Mazepin 4 2 5 4 4 6 2 6 3 5 2 4 5 8 8 186
4 United Kingdom Jamie Chadwick 7 10 8 6 11 8 9 8 9 3 4 6 2 2 3 139
5 Brazil Pietro Fittipaldi 14 12 11 7 13 7 4 5 5 4 5 5 3 4 10 119
6 Japan Yu Kanamaru 6 5 Ret 9 10 1 Ret 11 Ret 6 6 3 10 6 5 104
7 Canada Devlin DeFrancesco 3 9 2 5 6 5 6 3 7 101
8 Spain Sebastián Fernández 3 2 4 7 4 1 96
9 China James Yu 9 6 4 15 8 16 11 7 11 8 7 8 9 7 9 70
10 Australia Tommy Smith 10 11 10 8 12 13 12 Ret 8 7 11† 7 6 9 6 48
11 Russia Mikhael Belov 4 5 4 39
12 China Daniel Cao 5 3 7 31
13 Colombia Tatiana Calderón Ret 4 9 11 9 9 8 Ret 10 31
14 United Kingdom Jake Hughes Ret 7 6 12 5 Ret 24
15 Italy Alessio Deledda 11 13 12 13 Ret 12 10 9 12 Ret 9 10 7 10 13† 21
16 Japan Miki Koyama 10 10† 9 6
17 Hong Kong Thomas Luedi 12 DNS 13 Ret 15 14 Ret 12 14 11 Ret 11 11 11 11 3
18 United Arab Emirates Khaled Al Qubaisi 13 10 13 2
19 Hong Kong Paul Wong 13 14 14 14 14 15 14 13 15 12 12 12 0
Malaysia Alister Yoong Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 0
Malaysia Dominic Ang Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 0
Malaysia Najiy Razak Ret DNS DNS 0
Malaysia Gilbert Ang Ret DNS DNS 0
Netherlands Leonard Hoogenboom Ret DNS DNS 0
Guest drivers ineligible to score points
Japan Ukyo Sasahara 8 15† 15† 16 Ret 2 1 2 4 9† 3 12† 13 1 1
Belgium Amaury Cordeel 10 7 10
Pos Driver SEP1
Malaysia
DUB
United Arab Emirates
ABU
United Arab Emirates
SEP2
Malaysia
CHA
Thailand
Pts
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

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Masters Cup[edit]

Pos Driver SEP1
Malaysia
DUB
United Arab Emirates
ABU
United Arab Emirates
SEP2
Malaysia
CHA
Thailand
Pts
1 Hong Kong Thomas Luedi 12 DNS 13 Ret 15 14 Ret 12 14 11 Ret 11 11 11 11 254
2 Hong Kong Paul Wong 13 14 14 14 14 15 14 13 15 12 12 12 231
3 United Arab Emirates Khaled Al Qubaisi 13 10 13 75
Pos Driver SEP1
Malaysia
DUB
United Arab Emirates
ABU
United Arab Emirates
SEP2
Malaysia
CHA
Thailand
Pts

Teams Championship[edit]

Pos Team Pts
1 Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team 386
2 Republic of Ireland Pinnacle Motorsport 257
3 China Absolute Racing 295
4 United Kingdom Hitech Grand Prix 229
5 China Zen Motorsport 70
6 Mexico Seven GP 31
7 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Racing UAE 2
8 Netherlands MP Motorsport 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Doohan is an Australian driver who appeared as a British-licenced driver during Round 1 and as Australian thereafter.
  2. ^ Fernandez is a Venezuelan-Spanish driver racing under a Spanish licence
  3. ^ Luedi is a Swiss driver racing under a license from Hong Kong.
  4. ^ a b c d Alders is a Dutch driver who appeared as a Hong Kong-licenced driver during Round 1 and as Dutch thereafter.
  5. ^ Ukyo Sasahara originally qualified on pole position, but was excluded for a technical infringement.[17]
  6. ^ Jamie Chadwick originally won the race, but received a 20-second time penalty for a false start.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wood, Elliot (21 August 2019). "Asian F3 switches to winter format, reveals 2019–20 calendar". formulascout.com. Formula Scout. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Series, F1 Feeder (2019-12-10). "ENTRY LIST | The moment we've all been waiting for: the Entry List for the first round of F3 Asia is there! With some surprising names, especially at Hitech: Jake Hughes, Nikita Mazepin, Alessio Deledda and Ukyo Sasahara. This is going to be so much fun! #F3pic.twitter.com/kbVcZdnTIY". @F1FeederSeries1. Retrieved 2019-12-11.
  3. ^ Wood, Elliot (11 December 2019). "Pietro Fittipaldi, Jake Hughes and Nikita Mazepin confirmed for Asian F3 opener". formulascout.com.
  4. ^ a b c Wood, Elliot (2019-12-03). "Yu Kanamaru remains in Asian F3, switches to BlackArts Racing". Formula Scout. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  5. ^ a b "F3 Asia Buriram Entry List - automobilsport.com". www.automobilsport.com. Retrieved 2020-02-21.
  6. ^ a b c d e "F3 Asian Championship 2020 title wide open as series returns to Malaysia for penultimate showdown". February 13, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Absolute Racing sign Cao and Smith for F3 Asian new season". Absolute Racing. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  8. ^ Wood, Elliot (2019-12-02). "Jamie Chadwick to make Asian F3 return". formulascout.com. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  9. ^ "Devlin DeFrancesco to take on new challenge in Asia with Absolute Racing". Absolute Racing. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  10. ^ Series, F1 Feeder (2020-02-20). "DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT | Leonard Hoogenboom joins Absolute Racing in the final round of Asia F3 at Chang! The 20-year old Dutch driver's last outing in junior single-seaters was in 2018 when he did four races in Euroformula Open with RP Motorsport. #F3pic.twitter.com/W5HnZxwuQZ". @F1FeederSeries1. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  11. ^ "F3 Asian Championship on Instagram: "Driver Announcement from @pinnaclemotorsport @sebastianferw 🤩🤩🤩"". Instagram. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  12. ^ Series, F1 Feeder (2020-02-18). "DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT | Michael Belov joins BlackArts Racing for the final F3 Asia round at Chang! The 18-year old Russian finished fourth in the Italian F4 Championship last year. #F3pic.twitter.com/nvsHXKXL0F". @F1FeederSeries1. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
  13. ^ Series, F1 Feeder (2020-01-06). "DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENT | Amaury Cordeel will drive for MP Motorsport in F3 Asia! The 17-year old Belgian competed in the Formula Renault Eurocup in 2019. #F3Asiapic.twitter.com/PlfNF73ssF". @F1FeederSeries1. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  14. ^ Wood, Elliot (6 December 2019). "Tatiana Calderon joins Asian F3 grid with Seven GP". formulascout.com. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  15. ^ Wood. "Mighty Yas Marina beckons for F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA". f3asia.com. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  16. ^ "FIA ANNOUNCES WORLD MOTOR SPORT COUNCIL DECISIONS". FIA.com. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  17. ^ Whitfield, Steve (15 December 2019). "Joey Alders takes double Sepang win in Asian F3 season opener". formulascout.com. Retrieved 16 December 2019.

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