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The FIA confirms the return of Formula 3 and Grand Touring racing to Macao

The Grand Prix’s signature races, suspended since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, make their triumphant return to the Guia Circuit.

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The Grand Prix’s signature races, suspended since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, make their triumphant return to the Guia Circuit.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:14 am

Global motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, has confirmed that Formula 3 and Grand Touring racing is returning to this year’s Macau Grand Prix.

The two FIA-sanctioned races will take place from 16 to 19 November, the second of the Grand Prix’s two weekends. The format features two 40-minute-long free practice sessions and two qualifying sessions for Formula 3, as well as two 30-minute GT practice sessions followed by a single GT qualifying session of the same length.

The race durations will be 10 and 15 laps for F3 and 12 and 16 laps for GT cars, the FIA said on its website. The F3 winner will be classed as the overall Macau Grand Prix winner, it said.

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The FIA events have been the Macau Grand Prix’s signature races but were suspended since 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are all very pleased to see the return of the FIA Formula 3 World Cup in Macau”, said Nikolas Tombazis, the FIA’s director of single-seater racing. “The history of Macau and Formula 3 is one of the most renowned stories in motorsport and the event has long been the highlight of the junior single-seater calendar”.

A Chinese Formula 4 championship race will also be held as part of the tournament, which is the world’s only international street-circuit contest that comprises car and motorcycle races. It marks its 70th anniversary this year.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 8:14 am

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