In addition to the series covered in the Grand Prix & Voiturette Racing books, the Formula One Register has also been keeping detailed records of other forms of formula racing including Formula 3 from its inception after World War 2.
The records cover all the variations of Formula 3:
500cc 1947 – 1964
In the UK, this 500cc motor-cycle engined formula was the usual route into the higher levels motor racing through the early and mid-1950s (stars like Stirling Moss even continued to enter selected F3 events during their GP careers). It was also popular in Sweden, Germany, Denmark and USA but support fell sharply in the late 1950s.
Formula Junior 1958 – 1964
Formula Junior, for 1100cc production engined cars, overlapped the official 500cc F3 and so could not be called F3, but it rapidly replaced the ailing 500s and vast numbers of races were held throughout Europe and North America. Some events were also held in Australia. Officially the class ended in 1963 but FJ continued in USA and Sweden for one more season. Most Grand Prix of the 1960s had at least a spell in FJ.
1000cc 1964 – 1971
FJ was effectively split in to F2 and F3. Formula 3 was for 1000cc production engined cars which became popularly known as “screamers”. The class was confined to Europe but it was in this era that national F3 championships emerged, including in France, Germany, the Nordic countries, Italy and the UK. More than ever F3 was an essential part of the career path of would-be Grand Prix drivers.
1600cc 1971 – 1973
For 1971 new regulations allowing 1600 cc engines with a restricted air intake were introduced and aerodynamics started to become important.
2000cc 1974 to date
A welcome increase in power was seen as the engine limit was raised to 2000cc. This basic concept has continued up to the current time – a remarkably long time in the fast changing world of motor racing. Although of course cars and engines have changed greatly with it gradually becoming, in effect, a one-chassis formula thanks to the success of Dallara. Although challenged by other commercially backed formulae like Formula Renault and GP3, F3 has continued to thrive as a training formula and has become increasingly professional (and costly) for drivers and teams.
Copies of these records are available for purchase, in the usual Fact Book style. We continually update the records with new information and so copies are printed to a customer’s order to ensure that the most update information is provided.
Each race contains the entry list, starting grid and race results with times and fastest lap, as far as we have been able to ascertain them. There is no text or photographs and only a few chassis numbers where these were directly observed.
Because these are copies of our records, we are highly flexible and can provide any combination of years or series.
As a general guide about two years can be included in a bound volume, but as this varies according to the number of events and entrants, please contact us by email at email@example.com or phone 01903 751429 to discuss how we can best meet your requirements.
Each volume is bound in standard Formula One Register black covers with the title embossed on the front and spine. Cost is £50 + postage.
Additional information and corrections are always welcome to enhance our records