About the FIA

THE FIA

The governing body of global motor sport, the FIA regulates and adjudicates at many hundreds of events across a huge variety of series around the world. From single-seaters, endurance racing and rallying to electric and new energy championships and the huge number of regional and grassroots events that take place around the world, the FIA’s passion for motor sport remains constant as it ensures safe and fair competition for all.

The third rung on the FIA’s ladder towards the top levels of racing competition, the international FIA Formula 3 Championship sees drivers graduating from the FIA’s Formula Regional competitions in Europe, Asia, Japan and the Americas being afforded the chance to demonstrate their talent alongside the stars of F1 on Grand Prix weekends.

Representing a significant step up in power and complexity on the levels below, the FIA Formula 3 Championship provides aspiring champions with a tough test of every facet of their skillset as they continued their progress toward the pinnacle of motor sport.

The FIA governs F3’s technical and sporting regulations, and appoints the FIA officials who ensure that those regulations are adhered to at all times. It also maintains the highest safety standards of the cars and circuits and provides a driver training specific to the discipline.

Jean Todt - FIA President

"Welcome to the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship. As with recent seasons, this year’s competition promises to be fascinating as some of the brightest junior racing talents continue their development in pursuit of the ultimate goal of a seat in the FIA Formula One World Championship.

"And when talking about Formula 3, development really is the key word. Over the past decade, the FIA has made great efforts in recent years to correctly balance the steps young competitors make as they climb the racing ladder and Formula 3 provides these drivers with an exceptional environment in which to take the lessons learned in Formula 4 and Formula Regional and find new levels of performance.

"The learning curve is steep, however. They must learn how to harness the greater power at their disposal and to work closely with their teams to manage more complex aerodynamic set-up demands. This season will also provide even more exposure as on many Grand Prix weekends Formula 3 will be the key junior category racing.

"Since its launch in 2018, Formula 3 has provided competitors and fans alike with enthralling racing. So far 15 drivers have progressed from the series to the penultimate step on the ladder, Formula 2, and this year’s contest promises to once elevate another band of outstanding young racing talent. I hope you enjoy the season to come."