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Sport New weekend format 2021: Formula 2 and Formula 3 with three races

18:40  01 december  2020
18:40  01 december  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Formula 2 and Formula 3 will each run three races per weekend rather than two from 2021 onwards, as part of a series of new Therefore, it has been agreed with the FIA and FOM to have three races of either F2 or F 3 per Grand Prix weekend , the format of which will be announced at a later date.

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Renn-Action der Formel 2 gibt es ab 2021 dreimal statt zweimal pro Wochenende © Motorsport Images Formula 2 racing action will be available three times per weekend from 2021 instead of twice

That Formula 2 and Formula 3 as the two official FIA promotion classes in the direction of Formula 1 will have different racing calendars in the 2021 season, were announced weeks ago. However, there are similarities. As has now been confirmed for both racing series, the racing weekends from the 2021 season will include three instead of the previous two races.

Formel-3-Action in Monza © Motorsport Images Formula 3 action in Monza

In Formula 2, two sprint races each over 120 kilometers or 45 minutes (depending on what is achieved earlier) will be on the program on Saturday. The main race will be moved from Saturday to Sunday and will cover a distance of 170 kilometers or a time of 60 minutes. There is still a mandatory pit stop in the main race.

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The starting grid for the main race on Sunday is based on the qualifying result on Friday. With the top 10 of this qualifying result in reverse order, the first of the two sprint races will start on Saturday. The starting grid for the second sprint race results from the race result of the first sprint with the top 10 reversed.

The point system remains unchanged compared to the one known from the 2020 season. But because a second sprint race will be added, starting with the 2021 season, the new maximum number of points on a weekend will be 65 instead of the previous 48 points.

"Having two races with a reversed starting grid on Saturday will spice up the championship even more," says Formula 2 series boss Bruno Michel and is also convinced that moving the main race to Formula 1 will "improve the show for the fans becomes".

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In Formula 3, the three races are all the same length, namely 40 minutes. Here, too, there will be two races on Saturday and one on Sunday.

As far as the starting grid is concerned, the same rules apply as in Formula 2, with the top 12 instead of the top 10 being used for the two reversals on Saturday.

The point system is based on the new formula 2. This means that in future a maximum of 65 points per weekend can also be achieved in Formula 3.

All eleven Formula 2 teams will be there for another three years

Apart from the changes to the weekend format that have already been approved by the FIA ​​World Council, Formula 2 is already reporting eleven teams that have signed up for the period from 2021 to 2023 . These are exactly the teams that started in the 2020 season.

The Formula 2 teams up to and including 2023 in alphabetical order: ART, Campos, Carlin, Charouz, DAMS, Hitech, HWA, MP, Prema, Trident and Virtuosi.

series boss Michel justifies the approval of the registration of these eleven teams with "immense resilience and professionalism in these difficult times. They all did a wonderful job and they also relied on us when it came to the fact that the racing could continue".

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