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British F3 forced into name change after FIA decision

The BRDC British F3 Championship has been rebranded as the GB3 Championship following a decision by the FIA which will come into effect immediately.

British F3 to adopt IndyCar-style 'shark fin'

The BRDC British F3 car will run an IndyCar-style ‘shark fin’ device positioned in front of the driver in 2020, but won’t switch to a halo next season.

2018 in review: Indian single-seater drivers

Indian drivers were found at every single step of the junior motor racing ladder in 2018, with - at opposing ends - Akash Gowda racing in Asian F3 and Arjun Maini joining the Formula 2 series.

Kush Maini explains how British F3 title bid derailed

Kush Maini emerged as a serious title contender at the start of the 2018 British F3 season, but a clutch of issues in the second half of the year left him a distant third in the championship.

Chadwick becomes first female British F3 winner

Jamie Chadwick has taken her maiden win in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship at Brands Hatch to become the first woman to take a victory in the series.

Mahadik aiming for British F3 win repeat at Brands

Krishnaraaj Mahadik will be racing this weekend at the iconic Brands Hatch circuit, the venue of his maiden British F3 win.

Silverstone BF3: Maini misses out on second win by 0.392s

Kush Maini came within 0.392s of scoring his second ever British F3 win at the Silverstone Formula 1 circuit on Saturday.

Snetterton BF3: Maini starts weekend with podium

Kush Maini finished on the podium in the opening race of the Snetterton British F3 round on Saturday.

Rockingham British F3: Maini romps to maiden series win

Kush Maini recovered from Saturday’s setback to win the second race of the Rockingham British F3 weekend.

Maini: British F3 title "one and only goal" after podium in opener

Kush Maini says winning the 2018 British F3 championship remains his solitary ambition after scoring a podium in the opening round of the season at Oulton Park.

Canadian Ben Hurst discovers British F3 Championship

Reigning Toyo Tires Formula 1600 Champion in Canada, Ben Hurst made his first start in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship this past weekend.

Monger never believed comeback podium was possible

Billy Monger says he never believed he would finish on the podium on his racing comeback after taking third place in the BRDC British Formula 3 opener at Oulton Park.

Monger seals F3 drive for Oulton Park opener

Billy Monger will make his racing return this weekend in the opening round of BRDC British Formula 3 Championship at Oulton Park.

Mahadik signs up for full British F3 campaign

Krishnaraaj Mahadik will contest the 2018 BRDC British F3 season for Double R Racing, it has been announced.

Monger "not too far away" from British F3 deal

Billy Monger believes he is “not too far away” from securing a return to racing in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship this year after completing more testing with Carlin.

Kush Maini steps up to British F3 in 2018

Kush Maini will graduate to the British F3 championship in 2018 with the frontrunning Lanan Racing squad.

How Indians performed over the weekend (August 4-6)

Krishnaraaj Mahadik scored a victory, while several Indian drivers finished on the podium over the weekend of August 4-6. Read on to find out how all Indian drivers, riders and manufacturers performed over the last three days.

Brands Hatch BF3: Mahadik scores podium on return

Krishnaraaj Mahadik notched a podium finish on his return to the British Formula 3 championship at the iconic Brands Hatch circuit.

Maldonado's cousin lands British F3 seat

Manuel Maldonado, the cousin of Formula 1 race winner Pastor, will compete in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship this year.

GT champion Chadwick makes single-seater switch

Former British GT class champion Jamie Chadwick will race single-seaters in 2017, having joined the ranks of the BRDC British F3 series.

F4 US champion Das signs with Carlin in BRDC F3

Reigning US Formula 4 champion Cameron Das will make a full-time move to Europe this year, competing in the BRDC Formula 3 championship.

Reddy ends sixth in BF3 Autumn Trophy at Snetterton

Tarun Reddy finished sixth in the British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy at Snetterton, after the event was reduced to three races with fourth race cancelled due to heavy fog.

British F3 season a learning curve in career, says Mahadik

Krishnaraaj Mahadik believes his rookie BRDC British Formula 3 season was a good education for him, as he steps into international racing.

Reddy expected higher, but pleased with British F3 performance

Tarun Reddy says although the 2016 BRDC British Formula 3 season didn't go as per the expectations, but he is still content after a top six finish in a competitive grid.

Donington BF3: Top 10 finish for Reddy, Rabindra

Tarun Reddy and Akhil Rabindra managed top 10 finishes in the season finale of the British F3 championship at Donington Park, while Krishnaraaj Mahadik injured his thumb during the weekend.

Donington BF3: Leist wins title, Collard crashes twice

Matheus Leist has been crowned the 2016 British F3 champion after chief rival Ricky Collard crashed twice during the season finale at Donington Park.

Snetterton BF3: Collard doubles up with Race 3 win

Championship leader Ricky Collard notched his fifth British F3 win of the season at Snetterton, seeing off an early challenge from title rival Matheus Leist in race 3.

Snetterton BF3: Mazepin wins Race 2 on debut weekend

Force India development driver Nikita Mazepin scored a victory on his debut weekend in British F3, taking the winning honours in the second race at Snetterton.

Snetterton BF3: Collard wins Race 1 as Ahmed rolls

Championship leader Ricky Collard cruised to victory in the opening British F3 race at Snetterton, surviving an early safety car period to extend his advantage at the top of the standings.

Spa BF3: Reddy takes Race 2 podium, Rabindra unhurt after Race 1 crash

Tarun Reddy continued his strong run in the British Formula 3 Championship, notching his third podium of the season at Spa-Francorchamps.

Spa BF3: Norris scores double win, Collard keeps points lead

Carlin’s Lando Norris scored a double win in the sixth round of the British Formula 3 Championship, with Thomas Randle also picking up a victory at Spa-Francorchamps.

Silverstone BF3: Podium for Reddy as Mahadik crashes in Race 1

Tarun Reddy notched his second podium of the season in the fifth round of the British Formula 3 championship at Silverstone after Krishnaraaj Mahadik crashed out.

Silverstone BF3: Leist and Sowery take wins in rain-shortened round

Matheus Leist and Toby Sowery shared wins in the fifth round of the British F3 season at Silverstone after the final race was abandoned due to heavy rain.

Oulton Park BF3: Indian quartet endure difficult weekend amid crashes

Indian drivers endured a difficult weekend in the British F3's Oulton Park round amid crashes for Ameya Vaidyanathan and Krishnaraaj Mahadik

Oulton Park BF3: Collard extends championship lead with two wins

Carlin's Ricky Collard extended his championship lead to 37 points from second-placed Thomas Randle after winning two of the three races of Oulton Park's British F3 weekend.

Vaidyanathan escapes horror crash at Oulton Park

Carlin's Ameya Vaidyanathan escaped a horrific crash in Race 1 of the British F3 round at Oulton Park unhurt.

Rockingham BF3: Collard dominates Race 3 to extend championship lead

Ricky Collard extended his championship lead, after winning the final race of the Rockingham weekend, starting from second row of the grid.

Rockingham BF3: Randle secures maiden win as Bortoleto rolls

Thomas Randle took his maiden British F3 win, in Race 2 of the Rockingham weekend, having started from fifth on the grid.

Rockingham BF3: Norris wins Race 1 after thrilling battle with Collard

Lando Norris secured his second win of the British F3 season, in the opening race of the Rockingham weekend, ahead of teammate Ricky Collard.

Rockingham BF3: Norris leads Carlin 1-2 in qualifying

Lando Norris marked his return to the British F3 fold by taking pole from teammate Ricky Collard at Rockingham.

Reddy targets top three finishes after Brands Hatch podium

Indian Tarun Reddy has targeted regular podium finishes in British F3, after securing his maiden podium in the championship in the second round at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BF3: Herta survives red flag to claim maiden win

Carlin’s Colton Herta cruised to maiden win in the final race at Brands Hatch, despite his advantage being wiped out after a red flag interruption and race being shortened to five laps.

Brands Hatch BF3: Sowery takes dominant maiden British F3 win

Championship leader Toby Sowery made a rocketing start from sixth on the grid to clinch a dominant victory in the second race at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BF3: Leist secures Race 1 win amid last-lap drama

Polesitter Matheus Leist fended off Carlin’s Ricky Collard to take victory in the opening race of the second round of British Formula 3 Championship at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BF3: Leist snatches pole from Collard

Matheus Leist set the pace in qualifying in the Brands Hatch round of the British Formula 3 Championship, knocking Ricky Collard off the top spot with 15 seconds remaining in the session.

Snetterton BF3: Vaidyanathan salvages top 10 finish

Ameya Vaidyanathan salvaged a 10th place finish in the third race at Snetterton as Indian drivers endured a difficult start to their BRDC British F3 campaign.

Opinion: Why British F3’s reboot was unavoidable

On Sunday at Snetterton, British F3 was reborn, evolving from what we formerly knew as BRDC F4. David Addison explains the sequence of events of how it came to pass.

Rao wins race but Cao takes title at Donington

Martin Cao is the new champion of the 2014 Cooper Tires British F3 Championship.

Rao fights back to take title fight down to the wire at Donington

Matt Rao victory on Race 2 prevented Hongwei Cao to take the title.

Rao and Cao share poles at Donington

Hongwei Cao and Matt Rao are the only two in contention...

Ferrucci demolishes the opposition at Brands

2014 Cooper Tires British F3 Championship - Round 16, Brands Hatch

Ferrucci and Cao share poles at Brands Hatch

Fortec Motorsport team-mates shared the two available pole positions between them.

Rao retains series lead at Thruxton

Round 15 (Race 3): The Rao revenge

Second Thruxton win for Cao

Round 14 (Race 2): Martin Cao claimed his second win of the season.

Cao battles Rao to Thruxton victory

Martin Cao came out on top to claim his first win of the series.

Rao beats Cao to Thruxton poles

Matt Rao is firmly at the top of the times for Race 1 and 3.

Merhi denied Spa victory by Jones

2014 Cooper Tires British F3 International Series, Round 11 at Spa-Francorchamps