Shanghai, China (October 26, 2018) ??The F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA continues to gather momentum, with the announcement of its five-stop, four-country 2019 calendar further strengthening its credentials as a significant gamechanger in Asian motorsport. In its second season, the championship will visit FIA Grade 1 race tracks in Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and China, with three races at each round between April and September next year.?
Commented Davide De Gobbi, Managing Director of F3 Asian Championship organizer Top Speed: ?We believe the success of our debut season has proved the single-engine, single-chassis format for Formula 3, using the Tatuus F3 T-318, provides the ideal development platform for young drivers. We look forward to building upon the success of our inaugural season next year when we provide our teams and drivers with a professional, high-profile showcase plus the challenge of the very best race tracks in the region.?
The season will get underway on April?6-7?at Malaysia?s Sepang International Circuit, moving to Thailand?s Buriram International Circuit the following month. In June, the championship makes its debut in Japan, at the legendary Suzuka Circuit. Famous as the ultimate motorsport challenge, the high-speed track will present the young drivers with their toughest test yet as they take on the snaking ?S? Curves and iconic 130R for the first time in their careers.?
From Japan, the season travels to the Shanghai International Circuit for the final six races on August 31 to September 1, and September 21-22.?
As in 2018, all F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA races will be live-streamed internationally.?
The Tatuus F3 T-318, developed by Tatuus and Autotecnica, gives drivers the perfect combination of reliability, handling and power, while the international field of drivers provides a realistic, global benchmark. The professionally-run championship, held in the world?s most dynamic economic region, offers teams and sponsors a high-profile showcase and an entry into the massive markets of Southeast Asia.
After 12 races of the 2018 F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA, British GP3 driver Jake Hughes currently tops the leaderboard ahead of Dragon HitechGP team mate and fellow countryman Raoul Hyman. American Jaden Conwright is third for Asian-headquartered Absolute Racing, while 17-year-old Macau driver Charles Leong is fourth. The season reaches its climax at Malaysia?s Sepang International Circuit on the weekend of November 24-25.
2019 F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA
|April?6-7||Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia||Races?1-3|
|May 11-12||Buriram International Circuit, Thailand||Races?4-6|
|June 22-23||Suzuka Circuit, Japan||Races?7-9|
|August 31-September 1||Shanghai International Circuit, China||Races?10-12|
|September 21-22||Shanghai International Circuit, China||Races 13-15|