Teams Revealed for the Inaugural Formula 3 Season

by Chloe Hewitt
2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship - Hockenheim II

In 2019 a new FIA Formula 3 Championship is set to be launched with the teams taking part announced by promoters.

The series has been established from a merger between the GP3 Series and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and will take place on the Formula One support bill.

Seven of the ten outfits selected are currently competing in the FIA Formula 2 ChampionshipART Grand PrixCampos RacingCharouz Racing SystemMP MotorsportPrema Racing and Trident.

This establishes a clear pathway to the next step.

Joining them will be Jenzer Motorsport who have contested every GP3 season. Hitech Grand Prix and HWA RACELAB complete the grid.

High profile teams such as Arden InternationalVan Amersfoort Racing and Motopark have missed out as a result.

Each team will field three cars to make up a thirty-car grid.

The car itself is set to be unveiled next month at the finale of this year’s Formula 1 season at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

CEO Bruno Michel, said: “I am pleased to confirm our line-up for the 2019 FIA Formula 3 season, and I would like to welcome these ten teams to this new challenge.

“This championship stems from the merge of the FIA F3 European Championship and the GP3 Series. It is an inherent part of the single-seater pyramid first leading to Formula 2 and then to Formula 1. All FIA Formula 3 race events will run alongside F1.

“We have received a lot of requests from high quality outfits who wished to join our Championship. It has been a complex process to narrow the list down to ten teams but we believe that they are the strongest candidates. It will be very interesting to see them fight for wins and the title next year.”

Teams will receive their first car in January with a shakedown event to be organised in due course.

Currently, F3 has concluded its final race whilst GP3 has one more round to go at Abu Dhabi on 23-25 November.

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