The switch is to add support to the FIA, whose introduction of the European Formula 3 Championship in 2012 has been welcomed by participants. A round of the new series is scheduled to take place at the Nuremberg street track over the weekend of 29 June/1 July.
The addition of the Norisring races will mean the British Formula 3 and European Formula 3 Championships will coincide on three occasions this season, with May’s Grand Prix de Pau and July’s Spa-Francorchamps rounds already on the schedule.
Lisa Crampton, general manager of British Formula 3 promoter SRO, said: “This change of date has been agreed after discussions between ourselves, the British and Euro Series teams and the FIA, and it has been agreed that it is a mutually beneficial arrangement. We are pleased to be able to assist the new European series in this way."
Added Peter Briggs, of teams organization FOTA: “The Norisring event is a fantastic spectacle and it will be great to be a part of it. The British teams are fully behind it."
Because the Norisring event is a round of the F3 Euro Series, the British Formula 3 cars will run to the host championship’s technical and sporting rules.
Remaining provisional dates
Date, Circuit; Event
11-13 May, Pau, France; Grand Prix de Pau
09/10 Jun, Rockingham; British F3 & GT
23/24 Jun, Brands Hatch GP; British F3 & GT
29 Jun-01 Jul, Norisring, Germany; European F3
26-28 Jul, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium; Blancpain Endurance Series
04/05 Aug, Snetterton 300; British F3 & GT
08/09 Sep, Silverstone GP; British F3 & GT
29/30 Sep, Donington Park GP; British F3 & GT