British F3 revived for 2016 season

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One of the most historic and influential junior racing championships has been revived for 2016.

British Formula 3 played a part in launching a number of high-profile drivers’ careers, including Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ayrton Senna, Mika Hakkinen, Rubens Barrichello and Daniel Ricciardo.

However, British F3 struggled to maintain its place as one of the most attractive junior series as the FIA F3 European Championship became the favored third-tier series for drivers.

In 2013, British F3 reduced to just four rounds and struggled with low grid numbers before eventually folding at the end of 2014.

On Wednedsay, the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) announced that it would be reviving British F3 for 2016, evolving out of the existing BRDC F4 championship.

BRDC F4 was established in 2013, but was not recognized as being Britain’s national Formula 4 championship by the FIA, with that moniker instead going to the rival MSA Formula series.

For 2016, BRDC F4 will become the BRDC British F3 Championship, marking the return of one of motorsport’s most historic series and becoming the national F3 series.

This makes drivers racing in the series eligible for FIA super license points which contribute to being able to race in Formula 1.

“I am delighted that we have successfully worked with the FIA and MSA to streamline British single seater motorsport and establish a clear and logical hierarchy for both drivers and teams,” series promoter Jonathan Palmer said.

“Our much advanced 2016 BRDC F4 Tatuus Cosworth car has proved an outstanding success, being very close to the performance of British F3 in its heyday – but at less than half the budget.

“Cost effectiveness and value for money is critical to any championship’s health, and having set standards with our BRDC F4 Championship we are now doing the same at F3 level with the BRDC British F3 Championship.”

The opening race of the year is set to take place at Snetterton this weekend, with a grid of over 20 cars set for British F3’s comeback.

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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