ABOUT US

OVERVIEW

The Formula 3 Asia Championship is fully certified by the sport's world governing body, the Fédération International de l'Automobile (FIA). The F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA embraces the federation's ground-breaking new single chassis, single engine concept.


Launched at the start of the 2018 season, the championship was an immediate success, attracting an international field of talented young single seater drivers.


Junior motorsport has grown across Asia in recent years, with FIA Formula 4 series in China, Japan and South East Asia giving young drivers a better opportunity than ever before to advance their skills and move up to the next level. With its international field and professional organization, the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA provides these young talents with the ideal environment in which to further their careers as well as – crucially – a realistic international benchmark.


The F3 Asian Championship represents a substantial boost to the FIA driver development pyramid concept, designed to take drivers from Formula 4 to Formula 1. Formula 4 China, established in 2015, was joined in 2017 by Formula 4 South East Asia, and both proving key feeder series for the F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA.


The Tatuus F3 cars comply with the latest FIA specifications and feature a number of enhanced safety features, including the new Halo device and improved side impact protection, and have a six-speed paddle shift gear box. The car is powered by an autotecnica 270hp turbo engine. The official tire supplier is trusted partner, Giti Tires.


Carrying FIA Super License points for the champion, the series includes a Masters Class and Team Championship.


Race weekend format

Thursday or Friday Pre event testing: up to 120 min

Friday Free practice session : 1: 30 min

Qualifying 1: 15 minutes (grid for race 1)

Qualifying 2: 15 minutes (grid for race 3)

Saturday Race 1: 25 minutes (fastest lap grid for race 2)

Saturday Race 2: 25 minutes

Sunday Race 3: 25 minutes

Grid

Race 1 Drawn up in the order of qualifying 1 results

Race 2 Drawn up in the order of Best Lap Time achieved during Race 1

Race 3 Drawn up in the order of Qualifying 2 Results


POINTS ALLOCATION
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
REGULATIONS
ORGANIZATION

Organized by highly-respected and experienced pan-Asian promoter Top Speed, the new championship places focus on performance, safety and cost control, while Asia provides the ideal showcase for both local up-and-coming talent and international drivers looking to make their mark in the world's most dynamic region.


The Top Speed team comprises of a highly motivated and professional International team of staff from China, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Netherlands. Most staff has been with the company for many years and this consistency helps with delivering a quality service.


Top Speed has developed long term cooperation with many big names of the industry, some of our projects and clients are:


Organizer for the the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific, Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, Audi R8 LMS Cup, Asian Le Mans Series, Formula Masters Series, Scirocco Cup, Bentley Dynamics Driving, Bugatti media test drive, Next EV and many more.


Headquartered in Shanghai, Top Speed also has offices in Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Malaysia.


RACE OFFICIALS
MATTHIJS HOITINK – SERIES MANAGER

Single seater expert Matthijs Hoitink brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to FMCS. Based in Asia for almost a decade, Hoitink has been involved in managing various successful single seater championships such as Formula BMW Asia, Formula V6 Asia, Formula 2.0 and Formula Pilota China Series. He also brings with him experience garnered from his previous position as team manager for Petronas Mofaz Racing as well as managing the Petronas Formula Xperience program.Matthijs has a Bachelors degree in automotive engineering as well as an MBA from Nottingham University.As series manager, Hoitink is responsible for team and driver liaison and communication as well as the overall implementation of the regulations and general management of the entire series.

ALLEN BAE – TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Technical Director Allan Bae is from Korea and majored in Automotive Engineering at the University of Ulsan (Korea). Bae has studied in Japan and worked in many technical functions in motorsport. This, combined with his sheer passion for automotive engineering and hands-on experience, has given him an in-depth understanding of almost any system on any car.Bae has been involved with the concept creation and development of the FMCS car in cooperation with VW Motorsport, which makes him the most knowledgeable individual about the FMCS car in the paddock. As Technical Director, Bae is responsible for the ongoing development of the FMCS car as well as to assist the teams on any technical matters.

TREVOR JOHNSON – TECHNICAL DELEGATE

Motorsport veteran Trevor Johnson is one of the most respected and experienced technical delegates in Motorsport. Johnson has been involved as scrutineer or technical delegate in many high profile racing series such as British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), A1GP, Formula BMW championships as well as Formula Pilota China Series.As technical delegate, Johnson is responsible for the eligibility and safety of all FMCS cars, ensuring that all cars comply with the technical regulations to guarantee a level playing field at reasonable budgets for all participating teams and drivers.

RAVIN – RACE DIRECTOR

Ravin has more than 30 years' motorsport experience and since 2008 has been Race Director for a number of championships including the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, the GT Asia Series, Formula Middle East, the Thailand Supercar Series and the Asian Touring Car Series. His expertise across numerous disciplines, from karting and motorcross to rallying and circuit racing, has given him vast international experience in countries from France and the United Kingdom to China, Indonesia and India. M.Ravin has worked at some of the world's premier events, including the support races at Formula 1 Grands Prix, the FIA World Touring Car Championship, Super GT,Formula Nippon and A1 Grands Prix.As Race Director, M. Ravin is responsible for managing the operations of all on-track Activity.

contact us
Top Speed Shanghai Ltd.
NO.1888,South Huicheng Rd,
Jiading District,Shanghai 201821,China
+86 (021)69168987
Media Enquiries:
(EN) Nikki Kempnikki@prplus.com.hk
(CN) Daniela Yongdaniela@topseedchina.com
(CN) Helen Fenghelen@prplus.com.hk
Team/Driver/Partner Enquiries:
(EN) Matthijs Hoitinkmatthijs.hoitink@gmail.com
matthijs.hoitink@f3asia.com
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