The 2019 Formula 2 and Formula 3 calendars have been confirmed by the FIA. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming seasons of F1’s feeder series!
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The calendars for F2 and the all-new F3 series were announced earlier this month. F2 will be on the support bill at 12 rounds in 2019 with F3 joining the support bill at 8 of those events across Europe. The F2 season begins in Bahrain in March, while the F3 season will get underway at May’s Spanish Grand Prix.
For a second year running, the German Grand Prix will be the only European race to not feature either of F1’s main support series on the schedule. The F2 calendar is largely similar to last year, with 12 rounds – 8 in Europe, and 4 fly-away events. There’ll be a two month gap between the Russian round and the season-ending Abu Dhabi weekend. Meanwhile, the F3 series begins in May at the Spanish Grand Prix and concludes at September’s Russian Grand Prix, following the same schedule as last year, aside from omitting the Abu Dhabi round. Autosport suggests that the F3 calendar ends earlier to allow the Macau Grand Prix to run to the new FIA F3 regulations.
Here are the full 2019 calendars. Each F2 and F3 event features a race on Saturday (a Feature Race) and a shorter Sunday race (a Sprint Race):
2019 F2 & F3 Calendars
|2019 Formula 2 calendar||2019 Formula 3 calendar|
|Mar 29 – 31, Bahrain, (Sakhir)|
|Apr 26 – 28, Azerbaijan (Baku City Circuit)|
|May 10 – 12, Spain (Circuit de Barcelona)||May 10 – 12, Spain (Circuit de Barcelona)|
|May 23 – 25, Monaco (Circuit de Monaco)|
|June 21 – 23, France (Le Castellet)||June 21 – 23, France (Le Castellet)|
|June 28 – 30, Austria (Red Bull Ring)||June 28 – 30, Austria (Red Bull Ring)|
|July 12 – 14, Britain (Silverstone)||July 12 – 14, Britain (Silverstone)|
|August 2 – 4, Hungary (Hungaroring)||August 2 – 4, Hungary (Hungaroring)|
|Aug 30 – Sep 1, Belgium (Spa)||Aug 30 – Sep 1, Belgium (Spa)|
|September 6 – 8, Italy (Monza)||September 6 – 8, Italy (Monza)|
|September 27 – 29, Russia (Sochi)||September 27 – 29, Russia (Sochi)|
|Nov 29 – Dec 1, Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)|
Pre-season testing for F2 takes place at the Jerez circuit from February 26-28 and at Catalunya from March 5-7. Meanwhile, the F3 series has been testing the new car before delivering it to teams this month, in order to ensure that it is reliable and performs as expected. Each team will be permitted to run one car each at a shake-down test in February.