Thursday 19 June 2014
Long regarded as an integral rung on the single-seater motorsport ladder, with Formula 1 stars from Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen to Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne having tasted title glory, British F3 remains a highly respected motorsport proving ground for the F1 stars of tomorrow.
After the second round at Silverstone awarded Fortec Motorsport a 1-2-3 finish, Martin Cao has a 34 point lead over Fortec Motorsport teammate Matt Rao, who now sits in second place. Sam MacLeod makes a return to the Fortec squad after sitting out Silverstone. Currently sixth in the standings on 39 points, Sam is looking to make a comeback from his retirement at the last round which prevented his clean sweep of race wins.
With only eight points between second and fifth place in the drivers’ standings, Snetterton promises some close and exciting racing from the talented F3 grid.
Cooper Tires Motorsport Manager, Paul Coates, said, “The Snetterton 300 track is one of the fastest circuits we visit on the F3/GT calendar and is one of the most demanding on tyres, so it’s a great challenge for us. The track combines two of the longest straights in UK motorsport with some very technical, twisty sections, meaning that the tyres have got to stand up to just about every kind of challenge they’ll ever face – all in the space of a single lap. Snetterton provides the F3 drivers with some good opportunities to pass so they are likely to be quite hard on their tyres as they battle it out. Meanwhile, the challenge, as ever with British GT, is to cater for a huge variety of different sportscars and driving styles.”
Qualifying for the Cooper Tires British F3 Series will take place on Saturday 21 June with one British F3 race following on Saturday afternoon. The remaining two F3 races will take place on Sunday 22 June.