Formula 3 first saw the light of day in the early 50s and it is an essential branch of motor sport. If originally, its aim was to allow drivers to race on small budgets, it quickly established itself as an obligatory stepping stone to Formula 1. World champions Nelson Piquet, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Mika Häkkinen, Michaël Schumacher, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel all revealed their talent in Formula 3.
The FédérationInternationale de l'Automobile wants to make the path of young drivers to Formula 1 clearer and simpler, so it is intensifying its involvement in Formula 3 by bringing back the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Other F3 championships are also held in other countries, and the Macau Grand Prix at the end of the season is a unique not-to-be-missed event, which has been won by the greatest names in motorsport.