Visitors to next summer's Goodwood Festival of Speed will get to the best the British F3 International Series has to offer after championship was invited to take part in the event by organisers.

The 2011 season will see British Formula 3 celebrating its 60th birthday and this anniversary will be just one of those celebrated at the 1-3 July motorsport festival which will also commemorate the centenary of the Indianapolis 500 and the 60th anniversary of Jaguar's first win at Le Mans.

“It is a fantastic honour for British Formula 3 to have been invited to take part in the Festival by Lord March and the BARC,” said Lisa Crampton, general manager of the SRO Motorsports Group. “And it will be fascinating to see which of the teams and which young star of the future seizes the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of such a large and knowledgeable motorsporting audience.”

Exactly who will represent Britain's premier single-seat series is undecided, the honour going to the driver and team who top the standings at the time of the event. The driver will be given the opportunity to take on the famous Goodwood hillclimb against the clock.

“I am really looking forward to having so many great cars and drivers here at the Festival of Speed to celebrate our 2011 'Racing Revolutions' theme,” said Festival of Speed founder Lord March. “For me it is always magical to see so many of the world's greatest drivers, riders and machines in action.”