it's at a lower F3 level, which isn't much in terms of speed / spectacle / talent, etc. (Maybe this is an underestimation?)
I don't think it is. These regional F3 cars are meant to be just above the entry level (F4), because the current international Formula 3 regs are definitely not for absolute beginners and maybe some drivers need this "middle ground" before stepping up to the next level. Costs are also significantly lower, which is also an important factor for a free-to-enter championship.
As many have alluded, if the series grows, should the machinery grow with it? Would we be looking at something akin to F2 or SuperFormula? Or is that too much, defeating the purpose of the series?
Super Formula isn't even a feeder category, it's a Japanese national championship full of experienced professional drivers. I think that level would certainly be an overkill for an academy-like series and it would also significantly limit the amount of eligible drivers.
If the series turns out to be extremely popular amongst female racers, maybe the organizers should consider a two-tier system with the current car at the lower level for newcomers and a more powerful formula around the international F3 level for the more experienced , but I'm not sure about the sustainability of that with their current financial model.
Edited by balage06, 14 August 2019 - 08:40.