Common sense prevails for both FIA F2 and F3

This season has not worked well for both FIA Formula 2 and 3 Championships, racing at separate rounds and having three races over the weekend. Organisers have now decided to go back to the status quo releasing the following statement:

The FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3 promoters, together with the FIA, are pleased to announce a number of changes to the 2022 sporting regulations relating to the weekend formats of the respective championships.

Formula 3 will race alongside Formula 2 from 2022, following a season of racing at separate events that have comprised one Free Practice, one Qualifying session, and three races in 2021.

From next year each round of both Championships will include one Free Practice, one Qualifying session and two races. The number of events for both F2 and F3, which will all take place alongside Formula 1, will be announced in due course.

Additionally, for both Championships, the Qualifying results will decide the Starting grid of the Sunday race. The starting grid of the Saturday race will be determined by reversing the Top 10 of Friday’s F2 Qualifying results and by reversing the Top 12 of Friday’s F3 Qualifying results.

Benjamin Carrell is a freelance motorsport writer and currently edits He writes for a number of Kiwi drivers and motorsport clubs. That's when he's not working in his horticultural day-job or training for the next road or mtb cycle race!

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