Marcus Simmons's Silverstone F3 diary

Marcus Simmons's Silverstone F3 diary

Twenty-eight cars, three different winners, a British one-two - and a chance to gauge FIA Single-Seater Commission president Gerhard Berger's vision of the junior formulae future. Marcus Simmons reviews Euro F3's Silverstone visit

June 10 1984: Johnny Dumfries holds off Russell Spence to make it a British one-two in the Silverstone round of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship. Ivan Capelli and Gerhard Berger are some way back, third and fourth respectively, and in turn they're a long way clear of the rest of the 20-car field. All but three drivers are in Ralt RT3s, but there are three different makes of engine.

April 13 2013: after a 29-year break, the FIA's reborn Euro F3 championship is back at Silverstone. This time Harry Tincknell leads Alex Lynn to make it a British one-two. But just to prove that not everything was better in the old days, there is a host of guys threatening them, there are battles all the way down the field, and now it's a 28-car field. OK, all drivers are in the current-generation Dallara (although chassis competition is allowed), but, like 1984, there are three different makes of engine.

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