2011 RACE CALENDAR
The 2011 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship Calendar will be announced soon.
The calendar will be comprised of 7 rounds and 21 races.
The marquee race will be held at the SKYCITY Triple Crown V8 Supercar Event at Hidden Valley, NT. The City of Darwin F3 SuperPrix will be the toughest and richest race of the year and will be held on June 17-19, 2011.
Two of the other rounds will be held at Phillip Island and Eastern Creek, Australia's two 'ultimate' Formula 3 tracks.
Stay tuned to formula3.com.au for more information.
2011 RACE FORMAT
The race format of the Formula 3 Australian drivers Championship is modelled on international F3 regulations and was implemented with great success in the 2010 season.
The emphasis is now placed on a main ‘Grand Prix’ style feature event that determines the overall winner of the weekend.
Two short sprint races beforehand guarantee action and throw up plenty of excitement as they help set the grid for the main race where the trophies are on the line.
The Qualifying format is modelled on Formula One’s exciting knock-out system.
2x30 Minute Practice Sessions
2011 POINTS SYSTEM
Qualifying – 1 x 15 Minute Session, Top Six cars progress to the “Quick Six” Single Car shootout for pole position.
SPRINT 1 – 15-20 Minute Sprint Race, Based on Qualifying order.
SPRINT 2 – 15-20 Minute Sprint Race, based on
finishing order from Sprint Race 1 on Saturday afternoon.
FEATURE RACE – 30 minutes, grid based on
combined points from both Sprint Races.
A slightly revised points structure will be
implemented in 2011.
Sprint Race winners will be awarded 12 Points, with points paid to 10th place. (12, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
The Feature Race will award 20 points to the winner and will retain the regular Formula 3 point score of the past 10 seasons (20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1) One Point in each race will be awarded to the driver who sets the fastest lap.
One Point will be awarded to the driver who qualifies on pole.