The FIA Formula 3 European Championship has established itself as one of the leading junior categories in international single seater racing, while offering drivers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on an international level. The 10 events in 2017 are held in 8 different European countries, with appearances in Monza, Pau, Spa and Hungaroring. Similar to 2016, each event has the drivers competing in three races, with two scheduled for Saturday and one held Sunday morning. The length of all races is 33 minutes plus one lap. Each race meeting will begin on Friday, with two 40-minute back-to-back practice sessions, followed by two 20-minute qualifying sessions. Currently 18 of the 22 drivers on the 2016 Formula 1 grid have gained experience in Formula 3 including Daniil Kvyat, Felipe Nasr, Carlos Sainz, Max Verstappen, Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon. Test Program The test team is ideal for drivers who are currently in or out of championships. In particular, it would benefit young drivers looking to progress to the next category in their career, whilst still in a current championship. A lot of categories like GP3, GP2, World Series have very limited testing time on their calendars. Therefore, to keep drivers fresh Fortec Motorsports of this opportunity to all drivers at any level. This is an excellent learning process to drivers who haven’t been to circuits prior to their race weekend.