Spanish F3 becomes European F3 Open

FIA WORLD COUNCIL GRANTS STATUS OF FIA INTERNATIONAL SERIES TO SPANISH F3, NOW RE-BRANDED “EUROPEAN F3 OPEN”

The FIA World Council held on 17 March has approved the request by GT Sport to grant the ‘FIA International Series’ status to the Spanish F3 Championship, which will now be denominated EUROPEAN F·3 OPEN.

This decision is a significant recognition to the Championship, and an acknowledgement of its international dimension and its value as a useful platform for drivers and teams in their path towards F.1. The new denomination confirms the support given by the FIA to F.3, already shown last year with the decision to grant the F1 Superlicence to the winner of the Championship.

The 2009 EUROPEAN F3 OPEN will visit five different countries and will include eight rounds in some of the most prestigious circuits in Europe.

EUROPEAN F3 OPEN 2009 - Month Date Circuit

MAY 02 - 03 VALENCIA (Spain)JUNE 06- 07 JARAMA (Spain)JUNE 27- 28 SPA -FRACORCHAMPS (Belgium)JULY 04 - 05 DONINGTON (United Kingdom)SEPTEMBER 19 -20 MAGNY- COURS (France)OCTOBER 03 -04 MONZA (Italy)OCTOBER 17- 18 JEREZ (Spain)OCT-NOV 31 -01 CATALUNYA (Spain)