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European F3 becomes Formula European Masters for 2019

by Peter Allen

Formula European Masters

The former FIA Formula 3 European Championship will take on the Formula European Masters name for 2019.

The series has been replaced in the FIA’s single-seater ladder by the new FIA F3 Championship that takes over from GP3 on the Formula 1 bill, but will continue to operate under long-time promoter Formel 3?Vermarktungs.

Formula European Masters will exclusively race on the undercard of the DTM – officially the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters – at nine events.

F3V established the F3 Euro Series – by merging the German and French championships – in 2003 before gaining the FIA’s backing in 2013.

The series will retain the F3 cars and engines used until now, but will change name as it does not conform with the new F3 regulations.

?The F3 single-seaters are extremely sophisticated, well-engineered and safe,” said F3V CEO Walter Mertes.

“Both the technical and sporting regulations have proven their worth for years.

“Our premium series on the highly professional DTM platform offers the young drivers? perfect conditions and the chance of demonstrating their skills in front of the eyes of those responsible at top-class brands such as Aston Martin, Audi and BMW.

“In addition, the Formula European Masters also benefits nationally and internationally from the professional marketing and top-class TV partners.?

Successful European F3 squads Motopark and Van Amersfoort Racing are set to remain in the rebranded series, having not been granted entries to the new FIA F3.