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FIA Formula 3 World Cup returns to Macau

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03.07.19

Latest-specification FIA Formula 3 cars to race on the iconic Guia Circuit

The FIA Formula 3 World Cup will return to the streets of Macau on 14-17 November 2019, with the latest-specification FIA Formula 3 cars competing around the 6.2km circuit as the headline feature of the 66th Macau Grand Prix.

Since 2016, the FIA F3 World Cup has been a key proving ground as it tests the skills of the drivers to the limits. The circuit is undoubtedly one of the most challenging anywhere in the world, and safety remains the top priority for the FIA, with several updates being made ahead of the 2019 edition including the re-profiling of the barriers at Lisboa corner.

The FIA Formula 3 Championship, which is running for the first time this year in its new format as part of the FIA Formula One World Championship support package, boasts an impressive thirty-car grid of talented young drivers hoping to prove themselves and continue the journey up the FIA’s single-seater pyramid to Formula 2 and Formula 1. After the curtain falls on the main championship season, there will be one more chance to compete in a single, no-holds-barred race for the FIA F3 World Cup, which will surely prove thrilling for both fans and drivers alike.

FIA Single-Seater Commission President, Stefano Domenicali, said: “The FIA F3 World Cup is one of the ultimate tests for young drivers, and we have worked hard to ensure it remains among the most prestigious events on the motor sport calendar. We are currently enjoying a hugely competitive and hard-fought FIA Formula 3 Championship season, and the prospect of seeing this impressive grid line up in Macau is very exciting.

“These cars are more powerful than the previous iterations of F3, and have the latest safety features for single-seater machines. Couple this with the changes being made to the Guia Circuit this year, and I’m looking forward to a safe and spectacular FIA F3 World Cup.”

FIA Formula 3 CEO Bruno Michel said: “I am extremely pleased to bring the new generation F3 car to race at such a prestigious and legendary Grand Prix which is not part of the FIA Formula 3 Championship.”