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2020 Formula 3 Championship
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The Dallara F3 2019 had its second season as the series' only chassis.
Season Information
No. Rounds 9 (18 races)
First Round Flag of Austria 2020 Red Bull Ring Race 1
Last Round Flag of Tuscany 2020 Mugello Race 2
Maker Italy Dallara; France Mecachrome
Tyre(s) Italy Pirelli
Drivers' Championship
Champion Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Second Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Third Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s), Fastest Lap(s)
Teams' Championship
Champion Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Second Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Third Pt(s)
Win(s), Pole(s) Fastest Lap(s)
Season Guide
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The 2020 Formula 3 Championship, formally known as the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship, is the second season of the FIA Formula 3 Championship, and eleventh year of third tier racing under Formula One.[1] The season would be heavily affected by the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic, which would delay the start of the season until 4 July after the original calendar had been wiped out.[1]

Run in support of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship, the 2020 F3 Season was to be staged across nine rounds and eighteen races on the revised schedule, beginning with two meetings at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.[1] F3 would then go on to support the first nine F1 Grand Prix of the condensed season, before concluding on 13 September at the Mugello Circuit in Italy.[2]

Robert Shwartzman was the reigning FIA Formula 3 Champion having won the inaugural championship in 2019, and was one of six drivers from the 2019 roster to be promoted into the FIA Formula 2 Championship for 2020.[3] His former team Prema Racing would open the season as the reigning Teams' Champions, and would hire an entirely new triumvirate of drivers for the 2020 season.[4]

BackgroundEdit

CalendarEdit

The original calendar for the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship was released on 16 September 2019, featuring nine rounds all in support of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship.[5] Each meeting would see the F3 field complete practice, qualifying and two races, and was primarily focused on races in Europe to reduce operation costs.[5]

Primary PlansEdit

The season was to open on 21 March in Bahrain, before a month long break as F1 completed its early season tour of Asia.[5] The series' would reconvene at Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands on 1 - 3 May for its first trip to the Netherlands, before heading to the familiar Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya a week later.[5] A two month break would then follow before F3 reappeared on F1's under-card, with the field assembling at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on 3 - 5 July.[5]

The annual trip to Silverstone was to follow on 17 - 19 July, before the field headed to the Hungaroring on 31 July - 2 August prior to the official summer break.[5] With summer over the field were then scheduled to race at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on 28 - 30 August, ahead of the usual trip to the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on 4 - 6 September.[5] The season was hence set to conclude on 25 - 27 September at the Sochi Autodrom in Russia, with eighteen races across the nine meetings.[6]

Covid ContusionsEdit

However, after the Covid-19 Pandemic became a global affair in February 2020 the original calendar would be heavily affected, with the Bahrain meeting the first to fall on 13 March.[7] Less than a week later and both of the rounds scheduled in May, namely the trips to the Netherlands and Spain, were cancelled, as well as the planned test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, after their respective Grand Prix were postponed.[8] The entire calendar was eventually scrapped at the end of March, with the series organisers entering negotiations with F1, F2 and the FIA to arrange a new calendar once the Pandemic eased.[1]

The revised calendar was released on 2 June 2020, and featured a far more compact schedule for the series due to the Pandemic, with all eight races running in conjunction with F1 and F2.[1] Indeed, the opening race was to be held at the Red Bull Ring on 3 - 5 July, with the series then remaining at the Austrian circuit for another meeting a week later.[1] A week after that the F3 field would be assembled at the Hungaroring, racing on 18 and 19 July, before heading to Silverstone for another pair of races.[1]

The Silverstone rounds would be held on 31 July - 2 August and 7 - 9 August, both using the full Grand Prix circuit after rumours of using alternate layouts.[1] That would be combined with a trip the Barcelona to form a second "triple header", before a two week break to prepare the cars for a trip to Spa-Francorchamps.[1] The Spa meeting was to be staged on the 28 - 30 August, before the field headed to Monza for the final round listed on the revised calendar on 4 - 6 September.[1]

Mugello MusingsEdit

At the second round of the season at the Red Bull Ring, it was revealed that the Mugello Circuit in Italy would host both F2 and F3 on 11 - 13 September.[9] That race would also serve as the finale for the F3 Championship in 2020, with the location post-season tests yet to be announced.[2]

ScheduleEdit

The full calendar for the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship is shown below:

2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship Calendar
Round Event Circuit Date Report
1 Flag of Austria myWorld Großer Preis Von Österreich 2020[10] Red Bull Ring 4 July 2020[1] Report
5 July 2020[1] Report
2 Flag of Styria Pirelli Großer Preis Der Steiermark 2020[10] Red Bull Ring 11 July 2020[1] Report
12 July 2020[1] Report
3 Hungary Aramco Magyar Nagydíj 2020[10] Hungaroring 18 July 2020[1] Report
19 July 2020[1] Report
4 Flag of the United Kingdom 2020 Pirelli British Grand Prix[10] Silverstone Circuit 1 August 2020[1] Report
2 August 2020[1] Report
5 Flag of the United Kingdom 70th Anniversary Grand Prix[10] Silverstone Circuit 8 August 2020[1] Report
9 August 2020[1] Report
6 Spain 2020 Aramco Gran Premio de España[10] Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 15 August 2020[1] Report
16 August 2020[1] Report
7 Belgium 2020 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix[10] Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 29 August 2020[1] Report
30 August 2020[1] Report
8 Italy 2020 Gran Premio Heineken D'Italia[10] Autodromo Nazionale Monza 5 September 2020[1] Report
6 September 2020[1] Report
9 Flag of Tuscany Gran Premio Della Toscana Ferrari 1000 2020[10] Mugello Circuit 12 September 2020[2] Report
13 September 2020[2] Report
2020 FIA Formula 3 Tests
I Template:BHR 2020 Bahrain Pre-season Test Bahrain International Circuit 1 - 3 March 2020 Report
Source:[11]

EntrantsEdit

Season EntryEdit

The full 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship entry list is outlined below:

2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship Entry List
Entrant No. Name Abbr Rounds
Italy Prema Racing[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
1 Australia Oscar Piastri[4] PIA 1-
2 Flag of Denmark Frederik Vesti[13] VES 1-
3 United States Logan Sargeant[14] SAR 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom Hitech Grand Prix[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
4 Flag of the United Kingdom Max Fewtrell[15] FEW 1-
5 New Zealand Liam Lawson[16] LAW 1-
6 Norway Dennis Hauger[17] HAU 1-
France ART Grand Prix[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
7 France Théo Pourchaire[18] POU 1-
8 Russia Aleksandr Smolyar[19] SMO 1-
9 Spain Sebastián Fernández[20] FER 1-
Italy Trident[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
10 Germany Lirim Zendeli[21] ZEN 1-
11 Germany David Beckmann[22] BEC 1-
12 Flag of the United Kingdom Olli Caldwell[23] CAL 1-
Germany HWA Racelab[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
14 Brazil Enzo Fittipaldi[24] FIT 1-
15 Flag of the United Kingdom Jake Hughes[25] HUG 1-
16 Australia Jack Doohan[26] DOO 1-
Netherlands MP Motorsport[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
17 Netherlands Richard Verschoor[27] VER 1-
18 Netherlands Bent Viscaal[28] VIS 1-
19 Flag of Austria Lukas Dunner[29] DUN 1-
Switzerland Jenzer Motorsport[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
20 Australia Calan Williams[30] WIL 1-
21 Italy Federico Malvestiti[31] MAL 1-
22 Italy Matteo Nannini[32] NAN 1-
Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
23 Flag of the Czech Republic Roman Staněk[33] STA 1-
24 Brazil Igor Fraga[34] FRA 1-
25 Germany David Schumacher[35] DSC 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Buzz Racing[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
26 Flag of the United Kingdom Clément Novalak[36] NOV 1-
27 Flag of the United Kingdom Enaam Ahmed[37] AHM 1-
28 United States Cameron Das[38] DAS 1-
Spain Campos Racing[12]
Dallara-Mecachrome F3 2019
29 Australia Alex Peroni[39] PER 1-
30 Italy Alessio Deledda[40] DEL 1-
31 Germany Sophia Flörsch[41] FLO 1-

Season ReportEdit

RegulationsEdit

There would be several sporting changes to the F3 rulebook for the 2020 season, with the number of points awarded in race two modified, with tweaks also made to the reverse grid rule.[42]

TechnicalEdit

There would not be any changes to the technical rulebook for the 2020 season, with all 30 drivers using identical Dallara F3 2019 chassis, powered by Mecachrome 3.4l V6 engines.[43]

SportingEdit

Outlined below is a full breakdown of the point scoring system for the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship:

2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship Points Table
Feature Race
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Pole Position Fastest Lap*
4 2
Sprint Race
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th FL*
15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 2
  • * The fastest lap points were only awarded to the driver who set the fastest lap in the top ten of each race.

StandingsEdit

2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship for DriversEdit

The full Championship standings from the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship for Drivers is outlined below:

2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship for Drivers
Pos. Name Flag of Austria Flag of Styria Flag of Hungary Flag of the United Kingdom 22px Flag of Spain Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Tuscany Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1st Piastri 1st 8th 4th 5th 44
2nd Vesti 4th 6th 1st 8th 37.5
3rd Sargeant 2nd 27th 6th 2nd 34
4th Beckmann 7th 4th 3rd 3rd 31.5
5th Verschoor 8th 2nd 7th 4th 27
6th Zendeli 5th 5th 2nd 10th 26
7th Lawson 6th 1st 8th Ret 25
8th Peroni 3rd Ret 11th 11th 17
9th Pourchaire 13th 26th 9th 1st 16
10th Novalak 10th 3rd 29th 25th 11
11th Caldwell 20th 19th 5th 6th 10
12th Smolyar 9th 7th Ret 21st 6
13th Fernández Ret 13th 13th 9th 6
14th Fewtrell 12th 10th 14th 7th 5
15th Fittipaldi 18th 9th 15th 13th 2
16th Hughes 28th 12th 10th Ret 0.5
17th Viscaal 11th 11th 20th 16th 0
18th Schumacher 25th 15th 12th 17th 0
19th Hauger 15th 22nd 18th 12th 0
20th Dunner 24th 14th 16th 19th 0
21st Fraga 16th 25th 26th 14th 0
22nd Doohan 14th Ret 22nd 20th 0
23rd Ahmed 23rd 24th 19th 15th 0
24th Flörsch 26th 16th 21st Ret 0
25th Staněk 17th 23rd 17th 18th 0
26th Williams 21st 17th 25th 24th 0
27th Nannini 27th 18th 23rd Ret 0
28th Malvestiti 19th 21st 28th 23rd 0
29th Deledda 29th 20th 27th 22nd 0
30th Das 22nd Ret 24th Ret 0

2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship for TeamsEdit

The full Championship standings from the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship for Teams is outlined below: Template:Results Grid/2020/Team/Full

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