The FIA Formula 3 European Championship at Vallelunga
The FIA World Motor Sports Council has validated the modification to the 2013 calendar of the FIA F3 European Championship with the replacement of the French round by Vallelunga in Italy on 12-13 October.
Mon 01.07.13, 12:12PM
As the FFSA and the FIA were unable to reach agreement on the conditions of organisation of the event at Paul Ricard on 26-27 October, the Vallelunga circuit in Italy will host the second-last round of the 2013 FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
The FIA World Motor Sports Council met at Goodwood on Friday 28th June and validated this choice. Thus, for the second time this season the FIA Formula 3 European Championship will take place in Italy in the context of the Superstars World meeting.
“When we told the teams entered in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship about the cancellation of the Paul Ricard round, we also told them that we wanted a season consisting of ten events,” explains Gerhard Berger, President of the FIA Single-Seaters Commission. “So we had a look at what series corresponded to our organisation criteria, could supply us with the right amount of track time and high-quality TV coverage. We’re very satisfied to have reached agreement with the promoters of the Superstars World. It will be the final round of the championship and it’s always a big event in Italy.”
The last round of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship will take place on the Hockenheim circuit the following weekend in the context of the DTM meeting on 19-20 October. This will give the teams additional time to prepare for the 2013 Macau Grand Prix.