An exciting calendar of races and venues has been announced for the Cooper Tyres British Formula 3 International Series.
The 2010 season boasts six out of ten rounds taking place at current or ex-Grand Prix circuits and the championship will get underway over the Easter weekend at Oulton Park alongside the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.
Twin visits to the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, outings at European Formula 1 venues Magny-Cours, Hockenheim and Spa-Francorchamps and a return to Britain’s fastest track, Thruxton, are amongst the highlights of the provisional calendar.
The schedule for Britain’s premier single-seater championship – which in 2010 expands to 30 races, with three at each of its ten meetings – is set to underline its status as the world’s leading training ground for F1 stars of the future.
Bernadette Fitzsimons, general manager of promotor SRO Motorsports Group, said: “The proposed calendar is the best that the championship has ever enjoyed.
“We are particularly pleased that both our visits to Silverstone will be on the Grand Prix circuit, and that 50 per cent of the races will take place on full grand prix circuits. It’s great also to be returning to Thruxton after a year’s absence – it’s a favourite for teams and drivers, as well as for spectators.”
Provisional 2010 Cooper Tyres British F3 International Series Calendar are as follows:
April 3-5 Oulton Park, with British GT
May 1-2 Silverstone GP, with FIA GT World Championship
May 22-23 Magny-Cours, France
May 29-30 Hockenheim, Germany, with ADAC GT Masters
July 17-18 Rockingham, with British GT
July 30-31 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, with FIA GT World Championship
August 7-8 Thruxton
August 14-15 Silverstone GP, with British GT
August 29-30 Snetterton, with British GT
September 25-26 Brands Hatch GP, with British GT
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team