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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:00 am 
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Russell looked good in F3 but not excellent. Ho does have more experience.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Russell looked good in F3 but not excellent. Ho does have more experience.

In his F3 rookie season he just finished a few points behind Lance Stroll despite Stroll being in a better car.

The following season the Stroll's spent an enormous amount of money, it should be remembered that F3 is not a spec series, if you was not driving for Prema Racing or in particular you didn't have Stroll's car you were not going to win the title.

Russell managed to finish best of the rest in 3rd place behind Stroll and Gunther both Prema drivers and he beat the other 2 Prema drivers although one of them was a rookie, so yes you can't say he did excellent but then again it wasn't exactly a level playing field.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:57 pm 
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pokerman wrote:
Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Russell looked good in F3 but not excellent. Ho does have more experience.

In his F3 rookie season he just finished a few points behind Lance Stroll despite Stroll being in a better car.

The following season the Stroll's spent an enormous amount of money, it should be remembered that F3 is not a spec series, if you was not driving for Prema Racing or in particular you didn't have Stroll's car you were not going to win the title.

Russell managed to finish best of the rest in 3rd place behind Stroll and Gunther both Prema drivers and he beat the other 2 Prema drivers although one of them was a rookie, so yes you can't say he did excellent but then again it wasn't exactly a level playing field.


And Joel Eriksson finished not many points behind him despite being a rookie and in a worse team ...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
pokerman wrote:
Paolo_Lasardi wrote:
Russell looked good in F3 but not excellent. Ho does have more experience.

In his F3 rookie season he just finished a few points behind Lance Stroll despite Stroll being in a better car.

The following season the Stroll's spent an enormous amount of money, it should be remembered that F3 is not a spec series, if you was not driving for Prema Racing or in particular you didn't have Stroll's car you were not going to win the title.

Russell managed to finish best of the rest in 3rd place behind Stroll and Gunther both Prema drivers and he beat the other 2 Prema drivers although one of them was a rookie, so yes you can't say he did excellent but then again it wasn't exactly a level playing field.


And Joel Eriksson finished not many points behind him despite being a rookie and in a worse team ...

I would say that is debatable given were their teammates finished in the series.

This year Eriksson has stayed with the same team and sits in a strong 3rd place in the series well clear of Jake Hughes who basically replaced Russell, Hughes has both good experience and respectable performance.

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The SCCA Pro Racing series will launch F3 Americas and will become an FIA development ladder. The series specifications will consist of Ligier-Crawford chassis, a Honda Type-R engine and Pirellis. The introduction and the launch will be un-veiled at the USGP weekend at COTA where the USF4 season finale will take place.

And congrats to Jupiter, Florida's Kyle Kirkwood for winning the US F4 series title.

NOW WE CAN DREAM!!!!!

http://www.racer.com/scca-home/item/144 ... 3-americas


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New plans for the 2019 European F3 series have been revealed: https://www.autosport.com/f3/news/13196 ... s-for-2019

If I understand correctly, basically this means a merge of GP3 and Euro F3, with power levels just a bit below current GP3 (350HP) but all in all slotting in nicely between F4 and F2. Given the evolutions of the last year in the European single seater scene, a logical move.

Just a few remarks:
- why only 24 cars? F3 has historically been a larger grid than that. Given this needs to replace two series at once, we need proper influx from younger drivers towards F2. IMO this risks having a large entry-level driver base (national F4, national F3, FR1.6, FR2.0) but not nearly enough seats to yearly progress to F3. Means more drivers will miss out on a seat at this level and the move up towards F2 will be more constrained. I can see driver quality lower as a result.
- why a lower power output for national F3 series? Make it the same or, if not viable, just use F4 for national single seaters and let the best move up to a European F3 formula?

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