Formula 3

The FIA Formula 3 is a one-brand formula whose cars are supplied solely by Dallara Italy. The championship is born from the union of the skills developed by Dallara in the Formula 3 world with the experience of the promoter of the GP3 series.

The first season of the series began in 2010 and was remarkably upgraded in 2013 with 400 hp engines, V6 aspirated, in place of the previous 280-hp turbocharged units.

The increase in engine power was key to amplifying the effectiveness of the car as a springboard for talented young riders to transition into the next series.

The FIA F3 was designed in order to maintain the values and philosophy of the F2. Since its creation, the the series has focused on its five core values:

  • Performance
  • Cost control
  • Entertainment
  • Safety
  • Preparation

Design Criteria

  • Aerodynamics optimized to facilitate overtaking. Very low ride height sensitivity and wide range of suspension set up possibilities.
  • Cost effective
  • Compliant to FIA F3 2019 safety rules.
  •  Static tests.
  •  Crash tests.
  •  Anti intrusion panels.
  •  Steel Halo.
  •  Wheel tether cables


  • Compromise between performance and cost effectiveness wherever possible.
  • Extensive use of composite materials.
  •  Sequential gearbox.
  • Electro-hydraulic gear shift system.
  •  All in one ECU- GCU – Data logger equipment.
  •  High speed data acquisition system but no telemetry.
  •  DRS.
  •  F1 type Virtual Safety Car & Marshalling system.

Chassis and Bodywork

  • Chassis designed by Dallara Automobili.
  •  Carbon Monocoque complying to FIA F3 2019 Safety standards.
  •  Front and rear wing made out of carbon composite material.


  • Bespoke Mecachrome 6 cylinder 3.4 litres naturally aspirated 380 HP @ 8000 rpm.
  • Fly by wire throttle system.


  • Bespoke six-gear longitudinal gearbox designed by Hewland.
  • Magneti Marelli electro-hydraulic command via paddle shift from steering wheel.


  • Pirelli tyres.
  • Three specific compounds developed for F3 to provide the most suitable compound for every circuit.


  • A top speed of 300 km/h.
  • Lateral acceleration up to +/- 2.6 G.
  • Maximum braking deceleration -1.9 G
  • Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h: 3.1 seconds
  • Acceleration 0 – 200km/h: 7.8 seconds


Credits : DTS Racing

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