F3 – ROUND 3 – PAU – KEY FACTS

15.05.17

Round 3 of the 2017 F3 European Championship takes place at Pau on 19-21 May 2017

FIA, Motorsport, F3, Formula 3, Race of Pau

PAU

FIA, Motorsport, F3, Formula 3, Race of Pau

Lap distance: 2.760 km

Race distance: 33 minutes plus one lap

Location: 50 km north of the Pyrenees

Airports: Pau Pyrénées Airport [PUF] (10 km), Airport Toulouse-Blagnc [TLS] (199 km), Airport Bordeaux [BOD] (221 km), Bilbao Airport [BIO] (259 km)

Lap record: Jake Dennis, 1m10.629s (2015)

Pole position:

               Qualifying 1                      Qualifying 2                      Qualifying 3

2012       Raffaele Marciello                  N/A                                    N/A                     

               1m10.600s                        

2013      Not on the calendar

2014       Esteban Ocon                   Esteban Ocon                     Esteban Ocon

               1m10.072s                       1m10.192s                        1m10.265s

2015       Jake Dennis                       Jake Dennis                       Jake Dennis

               1m21.795s                       1m10.253s                       1m10.276s

2016       Lance Stroll                       George Russell                  Alessio Lorandi

               1m21.832s                        1m21.281                         1m21.586s

Winner:

               Race 1                                Race 2                                Race 3

2012      Raffaele Marciello              Raffaele Marciello                   N/A       

2013      Not on the calendar

2014      Esteban Ocon                    Tom Blomqvist                  Felix Rosenqvist

2015      Jake Dennis                       Jake Dennis                       Antonio Giovinazzi

2016      Ben Barnicoat                    George Russell                  Alessio Lorandi

INTERESTING FACTS

Pau, a town on the northern edge of the French Pyrenees, will host the third round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The races are run around a street circuit in the French town and the venue is in many ways similar to the famous Monaco Grand Prix. The narrow and winding circuit does not forgive any driving mistakes and as overtaking is difficult, the qualifying results are very important. It is the only venue on the European calendar where F3 represents the main event and at the same time it is one of the most prestigious meetings on the FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar with a long history. In 2017, the Grand Prix de Pau celebrates its 76th anniversary. The first race at the spectacular street circuit in Pau was held back in 1933 and former winners include Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Jochen Rindt.

Due to the nature of a street circuit, there are many areas from which fans and residents can get a close look onto the racing action on track. And Pau even offers entertainment after the chequered flag has been waved as the street festival around the market place is nearly as busy in the evenings as the grandstands are during the day.

FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP TIMETABLE

Friday, 19. May

10:15 - 10:55                    Free Practice 1

11:00 - 11:40                    Free Practice 2

15:25 - 15:45                    Qualifying 1 Group A*

15:50 - 16:10                    Qualifying 1 Group B*

Saturday, 20. May

11:10 - 11:45                    Race 1

12:05 (est)                         Race 1 press conference

15:35 - 15:55                    Qualifying 2 Group B*

16:00 - 16:20                    Qualifying 2 Group A*

Sunday, 21. May

10:40 - 11:15                    Race 2

11:35 (est)                         Race 2 press conference

16:00 - 16:35                    Race 3

16:55 (est)                         Race 3 press conference

* Both qualifying sessions will be split into two groups (group A and group B). Each group will have the usual 20 minutes of track time. The two groups will be formed by taking the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, etc. cars in the current drivers’ championship classification for group A and the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, etc. for group B.

OFFICIALS APPOINTED BY THE ASN

Stewards of the meeting -  Nicolas PONSOLLE

Clerk of the Course - Christian GROLLEAU

Secretary of the meeting - Christian GROLLEAU

Chief National Scrutineer - Gérard DABADIE

Chief National Medical Officer - Pascal JAYAIS

FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

The current Championship classification (teams and drivers) can be found on the following webpage:

http://www.fiaf3europe.com/2017-championship/

FIA F3 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SESSION AND EVENT RESULTS

Shortly after the end of the sessions, results of the event can be found on the following webpage:

http://www.fiaf3europe.com/2017-results/