2012 British Formula Three season
The British Formula 3 Championship in 2012 was the 62nd season of British Formula 3 Championship. It included a total of ten race weekends with three races. It began on April 7 Oulton Park and ended on 30 September at Donington Park.
- 2.1 Changes to the drivers
- 4.1 Points system
- 4.2 Drivers' Championship
From the 2012 season in the British Formula 3 Championship, a new chassis, the Dallara F312 introduced. The current Dallara F308 chassis may be used in the rookie class.
2012, the same scoring system was applied for each race. The first race took 30, the second 20 and the third 40 minutes. At the Grand Prix de Pau, the first two races were 10 minutes longer. The starting grid for the second race was based on the reverse -grid method, that is, that the first positions started in reverse order. The pole position for this race was lost among the drivers on the positions of eight and twelve.
Teams and Drivers
Changes in drivers
The following list contains up to guest drivers all drivers who have participated in the British Formula 3 Championship in 2011 and did not start in the 2012 season for the same team as in 2011.
Drivers who have changed their team:
- Pipo Derani: Double R Racing → Fortec Motorsport
- Pietro Fantin: Hitech Racing → Carlin
- Adderly Fong: Sino Vision Racing → CF Racing
- Fahmi Ilyas: Fortec Motorsport → Double R Racing
- Hywel Lloyd: Sino Vision Racing → CF Racing
- Rupert Svendsen - Cook Carlin → Double R Racing
- Harry Tincknell: Fortec Motorsport → Carlin
Drivers who enter or return to the British Formula 3 Championship:
- Hannes van Asseldonk: German Formula 3 Cup ( Van Amersfoort Racing) → Fortec Motorsport
- Pedro Pablo Calbimonte: British Formula Renault ( Fortec Motorsport) → Three Bond with T-Sport
- Spike Goddard: British Formula Ford ( Jamun Racing) → Three Bond with T-Sport
- Alex Lynn: British Formula Renault ( Fortec Motorsport) → Fortec Motorsport
- Nick McBride: British Formula Ford ( Jamun Racing) → Three Bond with T-Sport
- Duvashen Padayachee: JK Racing Asia Series ( Eurasia Motorsport) → Double R Racing
- Carlos Sainz Jr.: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup ( Koiranen Motorsport) → Carlin
- Felix Serralles: Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup ( Fortec Motorsport) → Fortec Motorsport
- Geoff Uhrhane: British Formula Ford (JTR ) → Double R Racing
Drivers who have left the British Formula 3 Championship:
- Valtteri Bottas: Double R Racing → Formula 1 test driver ( Williams F1)
- William Buller Fortec Motorsport → GP3 series ( Carlin )
- Yann Cunha: T-Sport → Formula Renault 3.5 ( Pons Racing)
- Mitch Evans Double R Racing → GP3 series ( MW Arden )
- António Félix da Costa: Hitech Racing → GP3 series ( Carlin )
- Lucas Foresti: Fortec Motorsport → Formula Renault 3.5 ( DAMS )
- Carlos Huertas Carlin → Formula Renault 3.5 ( Fortec Motorsport)
- Kevin Magnussen Carlin → Formula Renault 3.5 (Carlin )
- Felipe Nasr Carlin → GP2 Series ( DAMS )
- Luca Orlandi: Team West -Tec → European F3 Open ( Team West -Tec )
- Kotaro Sakurai: Hitech Racing → GP3 series ( Status Grand Prix)
- Alexander Sims: Moto Park Academy → European Le Mans Series ( Status GP)
- Max Snegiryov: Hitech Racing → Auto GP World Series ( Campos Racing)
Drivers who do not have a contract for a race seat in 2012:
- Riki Christodoulou
- Bart Hylkema
- Menasheh Idafar
- Bruno Méndez
- Pedro Nunes
- Scott Pye
The provisional race calendar of the 2012 season was released on November 7, 2011. Ten events were held, each with three races. An exception was the race weekend in Pau, where only two races were held. The racing series returned this season does not return to the Nürburgring and Le Castellet. Instead, drove the British Formula 3 at Circuit de Pau in Pau France and the Norisring in Nuremberg, Germany. Six races were held in the UK.
Six races were held together with the British GT Championship, also drove the series twice in the Blancpain Endurance Series and once each in the context of the Grand Prix de Pau and the DTM.
The race weekend in Pau, Spa -Francorchamps and Silverstone should belong to the FIA Formula 3 Trophy 2012. The events in Nuremberg, Pau and Spa-Francorchamps also belonged to the European Formula 3 Championship in 2012. Nuremberg is also approached in conjunction with the Formula 3 Euro Series.
The first ten of each race were awarded points according to the scheme 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 points. In addition, the driver who has driven in a class the fastest lap got a bonus point.
Fat - Pole Position Italics - Fastest lap