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2017 R4S European F3 Championship Season
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The 2017 European F3 Championship season of the R4S F3 Leagues is the fourth R4S F3 season and first European Championship season, although a European Cup was held in 2014. Race4Speed continued it's cooperation with Deutsche Liga Meisterschaft e.V. upon this series. There were eleven events scheduled.

David Hernández will be the defending driver's champion, although he has announced on Dec 4th 2016 that he'll retire from sim racing. TR Bluvos Motorsports will again be the defending team's champion.

Due to the low number of participants, the series admins decided to stop the season until 2018, but still plans to host the famous Macau event.

Teams and drivers

Team No. Driver Status Engine Rounds
Mexico TR Bluvos Motorsports 1 Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Volkswagen 1–3
2 Germany Constantin Grimminger 1–3
16 Germany Martin Jatzek 1–3
17 Spain Xavi Ros 2
Venezuela Unnamed's Race Team 3 Venezuela Carlos Reina Volkswagen 2–3
4 Venezuela Ricardo Senior Rookie 1
18 Venezuela Angel Bolivar Rookie
19 Colombia Osvaldo Angelone Salgado Rookie 1
Austria Team GM 5 Brazil Geraldo Max Rookie Volkswagen
6 TBA
UK Eclipse Sim Racing 7 UK Owen Morgan Mercedes
Italy McLoLLo Racing Technology 9 TBA Mercedes
10 Italy Lorenzo De Ciutiis Rookie
Mexico Hola Viva Mexico Racing Team 11 Brazil Emerson Czerkawsky Rookie Mercedes 2–3
12 Brazil Gustavo Frigotto Rookie 1
26 Brazil Felipe Granado Rookie 1, 3
27 Brazil Geraldo Max Rookie 2
Argentina Team Zakspeed 14 Argentina Hernan Hourmilougue Rookie Mercedes
15 Argentina Juan Manuel Sepulveda Rookie
28 Argentina Lucas O'Neille Rookie
29 Argentina Kevin Cuello Rookie
Germany Mücke Motorsport 30 Ireland Matthew Hull Rookie Mercedes
Italy Vanhan Racing 34 Italy Andrea Giachè Rookie Mercedes 1–3
Australia Zesty Racing 38 Australia Zac Jones Mercedes
Brazil Geraldo Max 42 Brazil Geraldo Max Rookie Mercedes 3

Driver changes

Entering R4S F3

  • After more then a year out of R4S competition Lorenzo De Ciutiis will rejoin the series.
  • Ricardo Senior, Angel Bolivar and Osvaldo Angelone Salgado will make their series debut with Unnamed's Race Team.
  • Emerson Czerkawsky, Gustavo Frigotto, Felipe Granado and Geraldo Maxwill make their series debut with Hola Viva Mexico Racing Team.
  • Likewise, Hernan Hourmilougue, Juan Manuel Sepulveda, Lucas O'Neille and Kevin Cuello make their series debut with Team Zakspeed.
  • Matthew Hull and Andrea Giachè make their debut with Mücke Motorsport and Vanhan Racing respectievly.

Changing teams

Leaving R4S F3

  • 2016 champion David Hernández announced on Dec 5th 2016 that he'll retire from sim racing with immediate effect.

Mid-season changes

  • Geraldo Max was sorted out from Hola Viva Mexico Racing Team after round 2, having only competed in one event for them. He raced in Pau on his own before joining Team GM before round 5.

Team changes

  • British Racing Motors will leave the championship.
  • Team Jones changed it's name to Zesty Racing

Calendar

A provisional eleven-round calendar was announced on 23 December 2016.

R. RN Circuit Date Notes
1 1 UK Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 29 April
2
3
2 4 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 13 May
5
6
3 7 France Circuit de Pau-Ville, Pau 27 May R4S F3 Legends Trophy Round 1:
2nd Race4Speed F3 Race of Pau
8
9
4 10, 11, 12 Hungary Hungaroring, Mogyoród 24 June
5 13, 14, 15 Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 24 June
6 16, 17, 18 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 13 August
7 19, 20, 21 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort, Zandvoort 9 September R4S F3 Legends Trophy Round 2:
1st Race4Speed F3 Masters: Zandvoort
8 22, 23, 24 Germany Nürburgring (Short), Rhineland-Palatinate 30 September
9 25, 26, 27 Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 7 October
10 28, 29, 30 Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim 14 October
4 QR Macau Guia Circuit, Macau 12 November R4S F3 Legends Trophy Round 3:
5th Race4Speed F3 Race of Macau
10

Race calendar and results

R. RN Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Rookie winner
1 1 UK Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Vanhan Racing Italy Andrea Giachè
2 Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Mexico TR Bluvos Motorsports Italy Andrea Giachè
3 Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Mexico TR Bluvos Motorsports Colombia Osvaldo Angelone Salgado
2 4 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Mexico TR Bluvos Motorsports Brazil Emerson Czerkawsky
5 Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Vanhan Racing Italy Andrea Giachè
6 Venezuela Carlos Reina Spain Xavi Ros Mexico TR Bluvos Motorsports Italy Andrea Giachè
3 7 France Circuit de Pau-Ville, Pau Germany Mexico Michael Teichmann Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Vanhan Racing Italy Andrea Giachè
8 Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Vanhan Racing Italy Andrea Giachè
9 Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Andrea Giachè Italy Vanhan Racing Italy Andrea Giachè
4 QR Macau Guia Circuit, Macau
10

Championship results

Drivers' Championship

Pos. Driver UK
SIL
Italy
MZN
France
PAU
Hungary
HUN
Germany
NOR
Belgium
SPA
Netherlands
ZAN
Germany
NÜR
Austria
RBR
Germany
HOC
Macau
MAC
Points
1 Italy Andrea Giachè 1 2 3 4 1 2 1 1 1 184
2 Mexico Germany Michael Teichmann 2 1 1 1 2 3 Ret WD WD 126
3 Germany Constantin Grimminger 7† 4 4 5 Ret 7† 5 2 Ret 74
4 Germany Martin Jatzek 6 6 Ret 3 5 Ret 2 Ret 5 69
5 Brazil Emerson Czerkawsky 4 4 4 DNP 4 3 63
6 Brazil Felipe Granado Ret 7 6 4 3 2 59
7 Colombia Osvaldo Angelone Salgado 3 3 2 48
8 Spain Xavi Ros 2 Ret 1 43
9 Venezuela Carlos Reina Ret 3 5 DNP DNP 4 37
10 Brazil Geraldo Max Ret Ret 6 3 5 WD 33
11 Venezuela Ricardo Senior 5 5 5 30
12 Brazil Gustavo Frigotto 4 Ret DNP 12
Pos. Driver UK
SIL
Italy
MZN
France
PAU
Hungary
HUN
Germany
NOR
Belgium
SPA
Netherlands
ZAN
Germany
NÜR
Austria
RBR
Germany
HOC
Macau
MAC
Points

Teams' Championship

Pos. Team No. UK
SIL
Italy
MZN
France
PAU
Hungary
HUN
Germany
NOR
Belgium
SPA
Netherlands
ZAN
Germany
NÜR
Austria
RBR
Germany
HOC
Macau
MAC
Points
1 Mexico TR Bluvos Motorsports 1 2 1 1 1 2 3 Ret WD WD 312
2 7† 4 4 5 Ret 7† 5 2 Ret
16 6 6 Ret 3 5 Ret 2 Ret 5
17 2 Ret 1
2 Italy Vanhan Racing 34 1 2 3 4 1 2 1 1 1 184
3 Mexico Hola Viva Mexico Racing Team 11 4 4 4 DNP 4 3 142
12 4 Ret DNP
26 Ret 7 6 4 3 2
27 Ret Ret 6
4 Venezuela Unnamed's Race Team 3 Ret 3 5 DNP DNP 4 115
4 5 5 5
19 3 3 2
5 Mexico Geraldo Max 42 3 5 WD 25
Pos. Team No. UK
SIL
Italy
MZN
France
PAU
Hungary
HUN
Germany
NOR
Belgium
SPA
Netherlands
ZAN
Germany
NÜR
Austria
RBR
Germany
HOC
Macau
MAC
Points

Rookies' Trophy

Pos. Driver UK
SIL
Italy
MZN
France
PAU
Hungary
HUN
Germany
NOR
Belgium
SPA
Netherlands
ZAN
Germany
NÜR
Austria
RBR
Germany
HOC
Macau
MAC
Points
1 Italy Andrea Giachè 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 86
2 Brazil Emerson Czerkawsky 1 2 2 DNP 3 3 38
3 Brazil Felipe Granado Ret 4 4 3 2 2 32
4 Colombia Osvaldo Angelone Salgado 2 2 1 26
5 Brazil Geraldo Max Ret Ret 3 2 3 WD 20
6 Venezuela Ricardo Senior 4 3 3 17
7 Brazil Gustavo Frigotto 3 Ret DNP 6
Pos. Driver UK
SIL
Italy
MZN
France
PAU
Hungary
HUN
Germany
NOR
Belgium
SPA
Netherlands
ZAN
Germany
NÜR
Austria
RBR
Germany
HOC
Macau
MAC
Points

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