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Is GP3 going to kill off F3 Euroseries?


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#1 Nustang70

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 21:24

Is GP3 going to kill off F3 Euroseries? Or at least supplant it as the strongest lower-series proving ground before moving on to GP2 and/or F1? ART and Mucke both launched sister teams in GP3. Manor moved its entire team to GP3. F3 Euroseries is down to 7 teams now. GP3 already has several of the most credible lower formulae teams signed up.

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#2 jeze

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 21:39

No it won't, F3 is still the pinnacle of junior racing, GP3 is a route taken by drivers failing to impress in F3...

#3 Jackmancer

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 21:47

Well it's more the drivers that decide the success of a series. Afaik F3 Euroseries rocks a gazillion times harder then GP3 in terms of driver line up.

#4 noikeee

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 21:51

What I'm worried about is that we'll have a talent pool further split into even more formulas, making it even harder to know who's good and who isn't. At this moment it looks like we'll have a weird state where the best drivers are in F3 Euro but GP3 will have a much healthier larger field, so I'm not betting on who's going to win this series battle on the long term.

#5 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 22:40

Afaik F3 Euroseries rocks a gazillion times harder then GP3 in terms of driver line up.

Only because the Euroseries has been running for years and GP3 is entering into its maiden season. Once the series has been running for a few years, GP3 will be better. It's like Formula 2 being poorer than GP2: F2 simply isn't established. And I have no issue with broadening the talent pool; there's so much out there that it's kind of necessary to have multiple feeder series.

#6 ivanalesi

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 00:35

Well, I can start arguing how it's necessary to do development testing to become a better driver, but looking at Ferrari's line-up both Felipe and Fernando always drove in one-make series, they developed these technical skills in F1.
Anyway, I still think F3ES will remain the best, simply because there's no testing limit or ban on development.

#7 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 00:46

Isn't it nice that Formula 3 is a free formula though?

That should make it the better series.

The old cars become suitably cheap for much lower level series too, another quality step in how expansive F3 racing is :up:

#8 Messi10

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:54

I think both series will promote drivers to GP2.

The thing with GP3 now is that they will run with F1 so the drivers will be exposed to f1 team bosses, agents and scouts.

#9 jeze

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:44

If I had sufficient budget, I'd try and drive with ART in both series, I think that would be beneficial for a young driver.

#10 ivanalesi

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 14:04

Yeah, GP3 running won't be much, more driving is needed at this age.

The thing with GP3 now is that they will run with F1 so the drivers will be exposed to f1 team bosses, agents and scouts.


This thing always amazes me, F1 teambosses or agents are not lazy idiots. They are searching for drivers already in karting, Red Bull has drivers on KF3 level in karting, before that Mercedes had and now McLaren have 2 karters signed up.
It's a big advantage if you have sponsors, you can impress them by being along with F1.

#11 billm99uk

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 17:38

The problem with the Euroseries is that it appears very dependent on getting the right seat. Maybe GP3 will be a little more driver-orientated?

#12 primer

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 18:26

No it won't, F3 is still the pinnacle of junior racing, GP3 is a route taken by drivers failing to impress in F3...


GP3 has not even had a single season yet. :drunk:
Eventually, I expect them to siphon the best drivers from sundry F3 series.

#13 sir jackie walker

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 18:31

Yes, eventually GP3 will usurp Euroseries F3's position in the optimal path to F1. The added prestige and visibility of running with F1 (and GP2) is a great asset.

#14 THE "driverider"

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 21:18

The open wheel hierarchy

F1
GP2
F3
F2
GP3

* note that the champion jumps a series for the next year.