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Should British F3 and the BTCC join forces?

I have mixed feelings about the news the British Formula Three championship is considering uniting on the same bill as the British Touring Car Championship.
I enjoy both series very much, but I wonder if both on the same card would be too much of a good thing?

British F3 Croft 2: Tenth win for Asmer

Marko Asmer celebrated winning the British F3 championship in style with his tenth win from 20 starts this season.
The Estonian came under sustained pressure from Carlin’s Niall Breen early in the race but a driver worthy of a champion secured him the win by 3.2s. Atte Mustonen claimed third after Jonathan Kennard went off the [...]

British F3 Croft 1: Asmer seals crown

Marko Asmer clinched the British Formula Three championship in unusual style after retiring from the race with a blown engine. He effectively took the title when rival Maro Engel clashed with Carlin team mate Niall Breen at the first corner, ruining the German’s race.
Asmer’s retirement on lap 12 handed the lead to Stephen Jelley who [...]

British F3 Thruxton 2: Mustonen’s turn to triumph

Thruxton served up two debut winners as Atte Mustonen scored his first British F3 victory to match the feat of Double R team mate Stephen Jelley in the first race.
Niall Breen finished second ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez who got onto the podium for the first time.
Once again championship leader Marko Asmer had a quiet race, [...]

British F3 Thruxton 1: Jelley’s maiden win

Stephen Jelley broke his British F3 duck by scoring his first ever victory at Thruxton. The Double R racer started the race fifth and moved up to second before a safety car period needed to recover Sam Bird and Atte Mustonen’s cars.
After the restart he moved ahead of team mate Jonathan Kennard, who stayed behind [...]

British F3 Silverstone 2: Unstoppable Asmer

Another race, another pole, another win for Marko Asmer as he closes in on the championship. His lead over Maro Engel is now 84 points after scoring a perfect 42 at Silverstone this weekend.
Engel finished second and Greg Mansell took another strong finish with third.
Michael Devaney was fourth and Alberto Valerio, who crashed out of [...]

British F3 Silverstone 1: Asmer back on top

Marko Asmer bounced back from his recent disappointments to claim his eighth victory in the British championship this year.
A first-lap crash eliminated Michael Meadows, Salman Al-Khalifa and Alberto Valerio, and forced a brief safety car period. Asmer had no trouble maintaining his advantage over second placed Maro Engel and quickly established a comfortable lead. Only [...]

Hülkenberg wins F3 Masters as Grosjean stalls

Nico Hülkenberg won the prestigious F3 Masters race at Zolder after pole sitter Romain Grosjean stalled on the grid and was relegated to the rear of the field.
The victory is a timely boost for Hülkenberg who has had a very mixed season in the F3 Euroseries, winning in the wet at Zandvoort last weekend, but [...]

British F3 Spa 2: Kennard’s first win

Jonathan Kennard broke his victory race in very wet conditions at Spa-Francorchamps after only four laps’ racing.
He started the race from pole and was aided by the race starting behind the safety car as the track was extremely wet and rain was continuing to fall. The race got underway after three laps and the top [...]

British F3 Spa 1: Bird flies to second win

Sam Bird took a classy win at Spa-Francorchamps, moving from third to second at the start before passing Stephen Jelley for the win.
Bird extended his lead as Jelley and Jonathan Kennard battled for second, the latter finally taking the pace on the final lap.
Atte Mustonen was fourth ahead of Rodolfo Gonzalez, and championship leader finished [...]

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