Formula 3 Brazil Open

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Formula 3 Brazil Open
Category Single seaters
Country São Paulo, Brazil
(Autódromo José Carlos Pace)
Inaugural season 2010
Folded 2014
Constructors Dallara[1]
Engine suppliers Berta[1]
Tyre suppliers Pirelli[1]
Last Drivers' champion Brazil Felipe Guimarães
Last Teams' champion United Kingdom Hitech Racing
Official website f3brazilopen.com/

The Formula 3 Brazil Open, also known as the F3 Brazil Open, was an annual open wheel racing event at the grand prix circuit of Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos) in São Paulo, Brazil. The inaugural meeting took place in January 2010.[2] In 2015, the cancellation was announced due to the renovation of Interlagos, but has not been done after that.

The rules and regulations are the same as used in the long-running Formula Three Sudamericana series, using Dallara chassis fitted with 260 bhp Berta engines and Pirelli tyres.[1] The event is open to drivers of any nationality who are of Formula Three standard.[2]

There are four races during the weekend but from the final one only will the winner be crowned: the first three act as qualifying races to decide the grid for the final race.[2]

Scoring system[edit]

  • The grid for the first two races are determined by the results of the Friday qualifying session, with the fastest driver on pole for both races. Points are awarded in both races 1 and 2 to each driver, as shown below:
Points for each of Race 1 and Race 2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
  • The grid for Race 3 is defined by the total scores of each driver from the first two races, with the driver who scored the least points (from having the best results) going on pole position. In the event of a tie, the driver who finished best in Race 2 is given grid priority. The grid for Race 4 (the final, main race) is determined just by the finishing order of Race 3.

Results[edit]

Year Winner Team Class B Winner Class B Team
2010 United Kingdom William Buller Hitech Racing Brazil Brazil Leandro Florenzo RC3 Bassani
2011 Brazil Lucas Foresti Cesário Fórmula Brazil Raphael Abbate Cesário Fórmula Jr.
2012 Brazil Lucas Foresti Cesário Fórmula Brazil Vinícius Alvarenga Dragão Motorsport
2013 Brazil Felipe Guimarães Hitech Racing Brazil Eduardo Banzoli Capital Motorsport
2014 Brazil Felipe Guimarães Hitech Racing Brazil Artur Fortunato Cesário Fórmula

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Freeman, Glenn (ed.) (2009-12-17). "Pit & Paddock: Brazil wants big F3 race". Autosport. Vol. 198 no. 12. p. 22. 
  2. ^ a b c "Saiba mais". f3brazilopen.com (in Portuguese). Extrabold Comunicação Integrada. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 

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