5 Reasons Why Formula 3 is Much Better Than Formula 1
As explained by a formula 3 driver
Callum Ilott looks very, very young. That's because he's 18 years old. Despite not coming from a racing lineage, he's taken to the life of speed like a bat to darkness. Red Bull took Callum on in single seater racing at 16 and was their first ever driver to be taken straight from karting to F3. This year he's racing with PREMA Powerteam, who has won the championship for the past six years. He's looking forward to a busy and successful season and hopes he can convince you to watch F3 rather than F1.
Here are Callum's five top reasons why F3 beats F1.
1) The corners can be much faster
The cars aren't anyway near as powerful as the cars in F1 but the downforce means you can corner some of the turns much faster in F3. Because the F3 cars don't have the Drag Reduction System there's little point in trying to overtake on the straights - you've got to go for it on the corners which makes the sport way more exciting, too.
2) the racing is closer
Because you can only swap out the engine, all the cars are essentially the same. This mean you get much closer and more dramatic racing in F3 than in F1. As a spectator sport you get many more tense moments because with close racing you get many more close shaves... or just outright crashes!
3) The drivers are younger
Currently the oldest driver is 22 and the youngest is 16. Most of the big names of F1 have come through F3. You can be a proper hipster and tell all your mates that you had already heard of so-and-so before they got really big if you keep a close eye on F3.
4) The tracks are more interesting
Macau GP is great, as is the street race at Pau. You don't get those circuits with F1. With Macau, the streets are so narrow. It really is like threading a piece of cotton through an exploding needle. There isn't any margin for error - you're looking at either getting a face full of stainless steel Armco or solid brick if you make a mistake. "Run-off" simply wasn't something they were thinking about when they set out the track.
5) You get more races for your dollaR
You get three races a weekend rather than one! How can that not be a good thing?