Following the pre-season test at Hungaroring, the FIA has gathered the drivers entered for the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship for a training course.
With the FIA’s recent work in completing and formalising the structure of the single-seater pyramid from Karting to Formula One, driver education is an important element of ensuring drivers are adequately prepared for the challenges they face as they progress through the categories. The training for the FIA F3 European Championship drivers has been tailored to their needs and the required knowledge to compete in the series, with a focus on rookies moving up from FIA Formula 4.
The course covered important aspects of motor sport, such as race procedures, safety, driver behaviour and precautions, and anti-doping standards. The International Sporting Code and the Technical and Sporting Regulations which govern the championship were also an important part of the day. The training concluded with details about the media and communication structure.
The participating drivers saw the value of the training course. Maximilian Günther (Prema Powerteam) mentioned, “It is good to get together with other drivers and FIA officials before the season starts and discuss different topics. Even though I have already done the training last year, there are always changes and additional information relevant to the new season. The training has been very beneficial and it is a good measure to prepare for the year ahead.”
The 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship will be kicked off with the first race meeting at Silverstone from the 14th to the 16th of April. A second pre-season test will take place at Red Bull Ring on 28th and 29 of March.
Source : fiaf3europe.com