On April 24th/25th, Easter Sunday and Monday, the Cadwell Park circuit in Louth is set to host an event celebrating the rich history of the Formula 3 series.
Organised by the Historic Sports Car Club with help from Motorsport Vision, the event in Lincolnshire has been labelled a Wold Trophy Meeting – an annual historic festival to stand alongside similar events at other circuits across Britain.
The event will feature six races across the entire spectrum of the Formula 3 category, from early post-war racers, the popular era of the 1960s, to the 1980s. Overall there will be 4 generations of Formula 3 cars racing across the events, as well as a busy programme of saloon car, sports car and single-seater racing running throughout the course of the two-day event.
Formula 3 remains the main focus however. The event is keen to point out the importance of the Formula 3 series in the careers of a huge variety of drivers, from Jackie Stewart and Sterling Moss to David Coulthard and Jenson Button. The event is also privileged to feature a rare display of 500cc motorbike-engined Formula 3 cars of the early 1950s, vehicles that arguably established the series itself and helped Cadwell Park’s national profile over the recent decades.
Jonathan Palmer, Chief Executive of Motorsport Vision said: “I'm delighted that the HSCC has chosen Cadwell Park for its Formula 3 celebration event. Cadwell has a long association with F3, as 500cc motorcycle-engined Formula 3 machines were the first cars to compete at the circuit in the 1950s. It's a fantastic driver's circuit, oozing with character, and an exhilarating place to drive an F3 car. I have fond memories of winning there in 1981, and of Ayrton Senna crashing at the Mountain in 1983! It's also a fantastic opportunity for spectators to enjoy some wonderful period machinery in a period circuit environment – no doubt it's going to be a fabulous weekend.”
Tickets for the event on the 24/25 April are available now. Adult tickets from £10 and children aged 12 and under gain free entry. For more information call: 0843 453 9000