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The Derek Bell Cup for F3 screamers at the 73rd Members' Meeting in front of a sell-out 18'000 strong crowd turned out to be a true nail-biter with the closest finish possible. Simon Armer grabbed pole on Saturday in a qualifying which received a lot of media attention due to Paul Waine's spectacular leap over Mike Scott's Brabham. On Sunday, Armer maintained the lead for 14 out of 14 laps and recorded the fastest lap but locked the brakes on the final chicane. This gave James King in the Tony Mantle Chevron the opportunity to pass the nose of Armer's March by a mere 18-thousands of a second as they crossed the finish line closely followed by Peter Thompson in his BT21 to complete the podium. Further back great slip-stream battles could be seen throughout the race on this legendary high-speed track. Overall a fantastic and well-organised meeting sure to be remembered for attractions both on and off the track. Results and video are now online, photos will follow.
Click here to watch the start and first four laps of the Derek Bell Cup onboard Widmer's Brabham BT18.
We are pleased to announce an exciting calendar for 2015. Our season will start with the Derek Bell Cup for F3 screamers at the 73rd Members' Meeting - a first for 'modern' Goodwood and no doubt the season highlight for many although it will not be a championship round. The entry list for the Derek Bell Cup is now available on our calendar page. The regular championship will start in May with a double-header at Silverstone on the GP circuit followed by the 4th Nations Cup Revival in June at the Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or at Dijon-Prenois. August will see at mixed F3 grid at the Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nurburgring GP circuit and another double-header at the end of the month at the Oulton Park Gold Cup. Another highlight will be the return to Magny-Cours after a 10 year absence and finally, we will return to Imola for the championship finale in October. Further details can be found on our calendar page.
The entry form for the Oldtimer Grand Prix 2015 on the Nurburgring Grand Prix circuit is now available on our calendar page. Please note that the grid will fill up quickly, so send in your entry soon. At the same time, don't forget to send your Historic F3 1000cc European Trophy membership form to François Derossi in order to be eligible for this prestigious event!
Sadly, Jean-Pierre Beltoise passed away on January 5th, 2015. Beltoise was a major part of French motorsport renewal in the early sixties, through racing motor bikes first and later with F3 1000cc, winning in Reims in 1965 with the Matra F3 and subsequently also the French F3 championship title in the same year. He then moved on to F1 where he raced in his Matra against pilots such as Stewart and Ickx and won the Monaco Grand Prix in 1972 in a BRM. He was also part of the Sports Cars Matra adventure with the legendary MS 670s in the early 70s. Even in the recent days, he never lost his passion for motor racing. A great loss for French racing history.
Our traditional championship award dinner will take place at the restaurant Zum Kropf in the center of Zürich, Switzerland on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 - save the date! Don't miss this opportunity and discover a new city or combine this event with some skiing in the nearby Swiss mountains. Invitation letter and reservation form are now online.
26 screamers gather at Dijon-Prenois for the final round of the 2014 season and the 3rd revival of the Nations Cup and are rewarded with a great track and perfectly mild and sunny Fall weather on Friday and Saturday. Derossi and Gustafson are closely matched in free practice but break their engines in qualifying, prematurely ending the season and championship hopes for Gustafson while the mechanics demonstrate their skills and talent and manage to install a fresh engine in Derossi's Chevron in time for the race. Maulini takes pole ahead of Gallo and Armer, followed by a closely matched group of 8 cars all completing their best lap within 1 second! Derossi takes the lead at the start but spins in front of all the spectators on the opening lap, forcing him to start his chase all over again from the back of the field. Gallo wins the race ahead of Maulini and Armer, wrapping up an exciting day. Unfortunately the weather changes over night and race 2 has to be cancelled due to torrential downpour on Sunday. Team France wins the Nations Cup ahead of Britain A and Switzerland . Derossi wins championship ahead of Widmer and Gustafson. Results, video and pictures are now all online!
The FIA have released an updated Appendix "K" to reflect the recent decisions from Motor Sports World Council. The big change is the length of validity for an HTP which has now been confirmed as 10 years for HTPs on the 26 page template. However, this does not change the fact that any HTP issued before 2010 will expire on 31/12/2014. Please make sure that you start your HTP renewal process now and contact your ASN as soon as possible in order to make sure that you can compete with us in 2015! Click here for guidelines regarding the renewal process.
Simms and Derossi share wins at Oulton Park Gold Cup. Wet track for HF3 qualifying on Saturday but perfect conditions for race on Sunday. Simms storms away to victory while all other competitors are involved in close fights throughout the race! Period racer Robs Lamplough shows his class in wet CRC qualifying and takes pole but can't keep up with Derossi in race on damp track on Monday. Great hog roast party on Saturday and thus an event definitely not to be missed! Results, pictures and video are now online!
Click here to watch the HF3 race onboard Derossi's Chevron!
Round 4 took place at the Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nurburgring GP circuit. After a sunny qualifying the wet tyres are needed for both races! Fischer leads early in race 1 but retires due to technical problems and hands victory to Gustafson ahead of Timms and Poponcini. Fischer takes advantage of adverse track conditions in race 2 and wins ahead of Poponcini and Gustafson, the later taking over the lead in the Historic F3 1000cc European Trophy championship! Results, pictures and race report are now online.
Sadly, period F3 driver Jürg Dubler passed away on July 26th, 2014, having lost his courageous 10 year fight against Alzheimer's disease. Jürg was one of the most prolific and successful drivers of the screamer era and was very proud to have beaten Niki Lauda on most occasions. And one of these victories was at the very fast and challenging circuit at Brno - an ultimate driving test. His books about the screamer era will remain an inspiration for all our competitors in the years to come. An extensive report about Jürg's racing career can be found here and period pictures are available on our gallery - compiled with the great support of his wife Marianne to whom we wish to extend our sincere condolences.
Round 3 of the Historic F3 1000cc European Trophy took place at the Brands Hatch Superprix. Demanding schedule - two qualifying sessions and two races (HF3, CRC) all on Saturday - takes its toll! Methley masters very tricky conditions in HF3 qualifying and takes pole 2 seconds ahead of Derossi. Derossi has his radiator clipped in CRC qualifying and is forced to abandon his chase of Methley in the HF3 race due to oil temperature going through the roof. Methley takes clear win ahead of 2013 winner Thompson while Smith completes the podium. Widmer wins class in CRC race ahead of O'nion and Linstone. Results and pictures are now online.
Derossi and Fischer share wins at Spa-Francorchamps - joined on the podium by Gustafson in both races. Perfect conditions for qualifying on Friday lets drivers enjoy slip stream battles and legendary Eau Rouge flat out in fourth gear - definitely an experience not to miss! Flooded track for race 1 on Saturday requires start behind safety car - nevertheless all cars see the checkered flag - well done! Damp track but much better conditions for race 2 on Sunday - results and pictures are now online.
Three-time Formula One champion Jack Brabham passed away on May 19th, 2014 at his home in Australia. He was the only driver to ever win the Formula One world-championship in a car of his own manufacture - an achievement most likely never to be repeated again. His cars dominated the F3 1000cc races in the mid-sixties and still today screamers bearing his name usually represents the largest group of cars on a typical Historic F3 1000cc European Trophy grid. As such, his legacy continues.
18 screamers enjoyed a great start to our 2014 season in perfect conditions on the Scuderia Ferrari test track and one of the best circuits for F3 screamers overall! Derossi wins race 1 but falls victim to oil on track in race 2 which was won by Traber ahead of Slotine and Widmer. A fantastic event overall, great Italian hospitality and superb dinner organised by Challenge Formule Storiche on Saturday evening! Results, pictures and videos are now online.
Click here for race 1 onboard Derossi's Chevron and here for race 1 onboard Widmer's Brabham BT18! Click here for highlights of race 1 & 2 and finally click here for a commented compilation & interviews put together by our friends from the Challenge Formule Storiche!
F3 1000cc drivers are invited to participate in the Knutstorp Revival - take a look at www.ringknutstorp.com/knutstorprevival for further information. A provisional time table is available online and for further details regarding this non-championship event, please contact Picko Troberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.