The Formula Regional Asian Championship is an FIA-certified regional Formula 3 racing series, which started in 2018. On 26 January 2018 it was confirmed that pan-Asian promoter Top Speed would organise the championship.[1] Despite using Formula Regional cars since its establishment, the series was called F3 Asian Championship for four years until it was eventually rebranded in December 2021, when the FIA brought an end to F3 as a category.[2]

The inaugural 2018 championship season featured 15 races held during five rounds of 3-race weekends on circuits across Asia. The driver champion receives FIA Super License points, while also it features the AM (amateur) and teams standings.

Car

The championship features Tatuus designed and built cars. The cars will be constructed out of carbon fibre and feature a monocoque chassis which feature a number of enhanced safety features including the new Halo device and improved side impact protection, and will have a six-speed paddle shift gear box.[1] The car will be powered by a single-make 270 hp turbo engine provided by Autotecnica.[3]

Champions

Drivers'

Season Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2018 United Kingdom Raoul Hyman[a] United Kingdom Dragon Hitech GP 0 1 11 2 227 Race 15 of 15 2
2019 Japan Ukyo Sasahara United Kingdom Dragon Hitech GP 7 8 13 7 301 Race 14 of 15 25
2019–20 Netherlands Joey Alders Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team 0 5 11 3 266 Race 14 of 15 37
2021 China Guanyu Zhou United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema 5 4 11 5 257 Race 15 of 15 16

Teams'

Season Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2018 United Kingdom Dragon Hitech GP 6 11 20 18 484 Race 12 of 15 215
2019 United Kingdom Dragon Hitech GP 8 13 28 12 376 Race 13 of 15 197
2019–20 Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team 0 6 14 4 386 Race 15 of 15 29
2021 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Racing by Prema 5 4 16 5 383 Race 15 of 15 98

Masters Cup

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Masters) Podiums Fastest laps Points (Masters) Clinched Margin
2018 China Yin Hai Tao China Zen-Motorsport 0 0 (6) 0 0 15 (276) Race 13 of 15 83
2019 Hong Kong Paul Wong Hong Kong 852 Challengers 0 0 (7) 0 0 3 (313) Race 15 of 15 152
2019–20 Hong Kong Thomas Luedi[b] Hong Kong BlackArts Racing Team 0 0 (8) 0 0 3 (254) Race 15 of 15 23

Rookie Cup

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Rookie) Podiums Fastest laps Points (Rookie) Clinched Margin
2021 Japan Ayumu Iwasa United Kingdom Hitech Grand Prix 0 0 (2) 1 0 81 (226) Race 15 of 15 8

Winter series champions

Drivers'

Season Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2019 Netherlands Rinus VeeKay United Kingdom Dragon Hitech GP 2 4 8 4 184 Race 9 of 9 29

Teams'

Season Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest laps Points Clinched Margin
2019 United Kingdom Dragon Hitech GP 4 4 14 4 316 Race 9 of 9 94

Masters Cup

Season Driver Team Poles Wins (Masters) Podiums Fastest laps Points (Masters) Clinched Margin
2019 Japan Tairoku Yamaguchi Japan B-Max Racing Team 0 0 (5) 0 0 7 (143) Race 6 of 9 27

Circuits

Number Countries, Circuits Years
1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 2018–2020
2 China Ningbo International Circuit 2018
3 China Shanghai International Circuit 2018–2019
4 Thailand Chang International Circuit 2019–2020
5 Japan Suzuka International Racing Course 2019
6 United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome 2020–2021
7 United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit 2020–2021

Footnotes

  1. ^ Hyman is a South African driver who raced under a British license.
  2. ^ Luedi is a Swiss driver who raced under a license from Hong Kong.

References

  1. ^ a b "Asia to host FIA-Certified F3 Championship in 2018". Speedcafe.com. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ Wood, Ida (2 August 2021). "FIA brings end to F3 as a category, BRDC British F3 rebrands to GB3". Formula Scout. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  3. ^ Costa, Massimo (26 January 2018). "Parte in Asia la F3 "Regional" FIA Cinque tappe con le Tatuus-Autotecnica". ItaliaRacing.net. Inpagina. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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