F3 Australian Drivers Championship
Sep 25, 2012
Winslow won the feature race this afternoon in a day that rapidly changed from torrentially wet to bright and sunny; 17-year-old rookie Hayden Cooper winning the morning’s second sprint race in stunning fashion with a masterful wet weather performance.
Sep 23, 2012
Gilmour won the first of three races to be held this weekend at Phillip Island after a controversial penalty for then-leader James Winslow saw him penalised and sent to the back of the field post-race.
F3 Aust Drivers Standings
OPEN WHEEL RACING IS ALIVE AND WELL IN AUSTRALIA, and it's only going to get stronger.
It is with this philosophy that the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship is forging ahead into a new era into the start of a new decade, with the new, youthful management team now in place forging ahead with exciting new plans to enhance and build the championship to be bigger and better before.
Formula 3 2012 Australian Drivers Championship
Formula 3 2012 Australian Drivers Championship 2
Sydney Motorsport Park
The Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship is Australia's premier Open Wheel category, and our only truly international formula. Aussie F3 cars run the same specifications as Europe and Asia giving the series true international recognition.
Formula 3 cars have also evolved to be Australia's fastest racing cars. At Phillip Island, the F3 lap record is some seven seconds per lap faster than a V8 Supercar, and even three-seconds faster than a MotoGP World Championship motorcycle. The result of this is the most spectacular racing possible and the closest thing to Formula 1 cars in Australian Motorsport.
The past four years have witnessed the 'internationalisation' of the series, with no less than 20 drivers from overseas racing in the championship. In 2009 a record seven drivers – from four nationalities other than Australia - were represented at the final round at Sandown.
This growth is expected to continue into 2012, offering the series significant international exposure as well as a strong domestic presence, thanks to the participation of strong Aussie talent.
The F3ADC is noted for its close competition and furious racing.
Over the past few seasons, the championship has averaged five different race winners per season, nine different podium finishers per season and four different pole position winners per season.
In each of the last four seasons the championship has gone down to the final race of the year with at least two drivers split by less than five points.
The Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship has rapidly established itself as an entertainment package of its own, producing spectacular, high-speed action on the race tracks of Australia.
Now the series has a solid foundation and a long-term plan to encourage growth and development to ensure that the Australian Drivers Championship and Formula 3 racing in Australasia has its strongest years ahead of it.
Wings and slicks open wheel racecars. 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder engines producing 230hp. Carbon-fibre chassis, slick tyres and downforce-producing wings and aero.
0 - 100km/hr in 2.5 seconds.
0 - 200km/hr in 4 seconds
Quarter-mile (400m) in 9.5 seconds
Top Speed: 275km/h
2006: Ben Clucas (UK)
2007: Tim Macrow (VIC)
2008: James Winslow (UK)
2009: Joey Foster (UK)
2010: Ben Barker (UK)
2011: Chris Gilmour (QLD)
2012: James Winslow (UK)
Will Power (IndyCar)
Michael Caruso (V8 Supercar)
Karl Reindler (V8 Supercar)
Tim Slade (V8 Supercar)
Bruno Senna (Formula 1)
Mitch Evans (2010 runner-up, now in GP3 Series)
Leanne Tander (V8 Supercar)
Rnd#1 - Australian 6 Hour Sydney MP, 12th-14th July
Rnd#2 - Queensland Raceway, 2nd-4th August
Rnd#3 - Phillip Island, 20th-22nd September
Rnd#4 - Sandown Raceway, 15th-17th November