SRO unveil new-look British F3 2014 calendar

Series returns to British foundations with addition of Thruxton and just one overseas round

SRO Motorsports Group has today announced the exciting
provisional 2014 calendar for the new-look Cooper Tires British Formula 3
International Series.

Returning to a format that will take in six of the best circuits in the United
Kingdom, British F3 will also make a single overseas trip as part of the
support race package at the prestigious Total 24 Hours of Spa.  And in
another boost to the series, British F3 will predominantly share headline
billing at five of the 2014 rounds.

To maintain stability, the format of the weekend will remain as three 30-minute
races, the second race grid being a reverse of the first race finishers from
the position selected at random by the race one victor.

Starting off at Corby’s Rockingham Motor Speedway in early May, teams will then
head to the heart of the UK’s motorsport industry with a visit to Silverstone,
the home of the British Grand Prix, three weeks afterwards.

A month later the top British single-seater series move to the East of England
for a visit to the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk. The July calendar date
takes in the Spa-Francorchamps visit with the Blancpain Endurance Series, one
of the most sought after support race opportunities in motorsport, and a
position the leading single-seater series has held since 2010.

Drivers, teams and fans alike will be pleased to see the return of the
super-fast Hampshire track, Thruxton at a yet to be confirmed date. The
Thruxton round will be without British GT and will be the first time the series
has raced at the 2.356 mile circuit since the 2010 season when the now Torro
Rosso F1 driver, Jean Eric Vergne and James Calado, a new addition to the
Formula One paddock with Force India, shared the wins.

The final two rounds see visits to two former British Grand Prix venues, the
picturesque Brands Hatch GP Circuit in Kent, and the GP loop configuration of
the Derbyshire circuit, Donington Park.

Provisional 2014
British F3 Calendar

Media Launch
(GBR)     TBC

Rockingham
(GBR)      03-04 May 2014

Silverstone GP

(GBR)      Date TBC

Snetterton 300
(GBR)      21-22 June 2014

Spa-Francorchamps           (BEL)
24-27 July 2014 *

Thruxton
(GBR)      Date
TBC

Brands Hatch GP                (GBR)
30-31 August 2014

Donington Park GP
(GBR)
13-14 September 2014

* Supporting the Total 24 Hours of Spa

Quotes

Stephane Ratel,
Founder and CEO, SRO Motorsports Group Ltd:

“The new look British F3 series requires a committed and consistent
approach with stability key for building it a lasting future, that is something
SRO is fully committed to. This calendar has been created in consultation with
the teams and FOTA and we believe it is an exciting prospect for new and
existing drivers and teams, and the addition of Thruxton to the calendar after
several years is something we know will help attract new entries into British
F3. It is important for British F3 to grow-up and find it’s place in this new
era of motorsport. This calendar and the details we announced in Spa in July
are the correct course of action to allow it to mature and not just preserve
its existing heritage, but add new champions and create more history.”