F3 Cup 2013 gains momentum at Silverstone

GP circuit and strong grids set to provide a weekend to remember

The 2013 F3 Cup championship heads to the iconic Silverstone GP circuit this weekend (27/28 April) with everyone eager to respond to Alice Powell's double victory at Easter. A grid of 22 cars is expected and the racing is sure to be action-packed with the championship still wide-open.

 

Oulton Park's April meeting provided the backdrop for Powell's dominating debut in F3 Cup, but the weekend's other front runners will be looking to apply the pressure once again as the season develops. In particular, Alex Craven and Gino Ussi will be back in force with Lanan Racing, with Craven keen to build on a strong first run at Oulton Park and Ussi looking to find his strong 2012 form once again. Tristan Cliffe will be exploring the limits of his new Dallara F307 and aiming to better the pace of fellow Cup 07 class runners James Cross and Tony Bishop of AW Tracksport.

 

Mark Bailey Racing will once again field a strong team in the shape of GP3 racer Powell, Stuart Wiltshire and Nick Robinson. New contenders in the Teams' Championship, Enigma Motorsport, will be looking to score valuable points with Olly Rae and Oulton Park podium finisher Henry Chart. The brotherly pairing of Mark Harrison and Neil Harrison will also be aiming high to help both their drivers' standings and that of family-run team Magic Motorsport.

 

A number of F3 Cup's 2012 drivers will be making a comeback this weekend too, notably Louis Hamilton-Smith, David Scott, Philip Austin, Jonathan Weston-Taylor and Matt Payne. Jeremy Timms will also be back in action, running with Chris Dittmann Racing.

 

With the Teams' Championship taking shape nicely, it is great to see a number of individual entries once again. Robbie Watts, Chris Needham, James Ledamun and Dave Karaskas will all be keen to build on healthy results from rounds one and two.

 

As F3 Cup's 2013 championship gets into its stride, this weekend's racing promises to be more exciting than ever with new drivers and new cars adding to the spectacle. The year's first of two visits to the Silverstone GP circuit is one not to be missed!

 

The 25 minute Qualifying session on Saturday 27th April starts at 14:00, with Race One at 17:05 and Race 2 at 10:15 on Sunday morning.

 

F3 Cup Silverstone GP 27/28 April 2013 Entry List (as at 23.04.13)

Tristan Cliffe       

Omicron Motorsport

Dallara F307

Cup 07

Gino Ussi

Lanan Racing

Dallara F305

Cup 07

Mark Harrison      

Magic Motorsport

Dallara F306

Cup 07

Louis Hamilton-Smith

 

Dallara F304

Cup 07

Chris Needham

DST Group Ltd

Dallara F302

Cup 07

Tony Bishop

Hardall Holdings/AW Tracksport

Dallara F306

Cup 07

James Cross

AW Tracksport

Dallara F302

Cup 07

Neil Harrison

Magic Motorsport

Dallara F302

Cup 07

Jeremy Timms

Chris Dittmann Racing

Dallara F307

Cup 07

Robbie Watts

Raw Power Motorsport

Dallara F306

Cup 07

Nick Robinson

Perfomance Packaging UK Ltd/Mark Bailey Racing

Dallara F302

Cup 07

Alice Powell

Mark Bailey Racing

Dallara F307

Cup 07

Stuart Wiltshire

JSM Construction Ltd/Mark Bailey Racing

Dallara F307

Cup 07

Philip Austin

Hartley Hire

Dallara F398

Trophy 01

David Scott

 

Dallara F305

Cup 07

Jonathan Weston-Taylor

Stanwood Engineering

Dallara F301

Trophy 01

Matt Payne

 

Dallara F307

Cup 07

James Ledamun

TRS Harnesses

Dallara F300

Trophy 01

Henry Chart

Enigma Motorsport

Dallara F302

Cup 07

Olly Rae

Enigma Motorsport

Dallara F301

Trophy 01

Dave Karaskas

Dave Karaskas Racing

Dallara F301

Trophy 01

Alex Craven

Lanan Racing

Dallara F307

Cup 07