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Rain delays BRDC British F3’s first race at Donington Park by a day

by Ida Wood

Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Heavy rain at Donington Park has disrupted Saturday’s scheduled running to much that BRDC British Formula 3 has been forced to move its opening race to Sunday.

The first race of the penultimate round of the season was set to take place on Saturday afternoon, but a combination of the wet weather halting on-track action, other sessions being lengthened or delayed by the tricky conditions, and several series being impacted which were only scheduled to compete on Saturday led to British F3’s race being pushed back a day.

MotorSport Vision Racing – the organiser of the meeting – has adjusted Sunday’s schedule so that all three F3 races will run on one day.

“Persistent heavy rain in the hour before the scheduled race start meant that sessions for championships running before BRDC British F3 on the timetable were red flagged,” read BRDC British F3’s statement on the delay.

“With other championships racing at Donington Park this weekend only competing today (Saturday), and some scheduled to decide their championships this afternoon, in the interests of fairness and safety, it was agreed that British F3 race one would move to Sunday morning, rather than waiting for a potential window in the weather this afternoon.

“Sessions for the other championships competing this afternoon have all been heavily affected by the weather also, with multiple red flags or lengthy safety car periods. The weather forecast for Sunday is significantly better than today.”

British F3 race one will start at 0905 local time, followed by race two at 1205 and race three at 1455.