Following “unavoidable logistical changes”, the FIA Formula 3 Championship will have its final round at Sochi, Russia, alongside Formula 1 and Formula 2 in the same weekend.
Originally, the final round of the championship was set to be hosted in Austin, USA, at the Circuit of the Americas. The F3 promoter confirmed that three races will be held at Sochi from September 24-26.
“The FIA Formula 3 Championship promoter, Formula 1 and the FIA announce that the final round of the 2021 F3 season will be hosted alongside Formula 1 and Formula 2 in Sochi, Russia, on September 24-26, in lieu of Austin, USA,” a statement from the F3 organizers read.
“This modification of the calendar has been agreed by all stakeholders following unavoidable logistical changes that heavily impacted the overall costs of the planned Austin event for F3.”
In addition to this, FIA Formula 3 CEO Bruno Michel thanked the Sochi promoters for agreeing to these changes at a short notice, with teams being informed during the Dutch Grand Prix weekend.
“We are pleased to bring our two categories to Russia again, but I am also sorry for not taking F3 to Austin this year, and I’m looking forward to racing there in the future,” Michel said.
“I want to thank F1 and the FIA, our teams, and everyone involved, including the Sochi promoters, for agreeing on such short notice to this change.”