The 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship car was unveiled at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and is regarded as the perfect machine to fill the gap between the FIA’s Formula 4 and Formula 2 categories.
- Mecachrome 6 cylinder, 3.4 litre, naturally aspirated
- Fly by wire accelerator system
The FIA Formula 3 Championship marks a key phase in the development of the Sauber Junior Team drivers.
Having learned some introductory single-seater racing skills in the Formula 4 category, the step up to F3 machinery takes the learning experience to a whole new level as drivers get to grips with faster and more technically-advanced machinery.
The 2019 F3 car is powered by a naturally-aspirated, 3.4-litre, 6 cylinder Mecachrome engine that delivers 380hp at 8,000rpm. With a Dallara chassis underneath them, drivers must show their race craft and speed – as well as their ability to manage their tyres and race strategy.
With the 2019 FIA Formula 3 Championship calendar spread across eight Grands Prix weekends (supporting F2 and F1) and with two races per weekend, our trio of Sauber Junior Team drivers must make the most of every opportunity they have on track.
It will be crucial to maximise results during the 16-race season and to take as much learning as possible from the category.
Drivers that do both will be in a great position when it comes to taking the next step along the Sauber Junior Team development path – and graduating into Formula 2.
- 380hp @ 8000rpm
- acceleration: 0-100km/h: 3.0sec
- acceleration: 0-200km/h: 7.7sec
- Maximum speed: 300km/h