The F3 Cup is a motor racing series that sees competitors race in Formula Three chassis cars that were built between 1980 and 2008, providing a relatively cost effective option for access to the world of single seater racing. The final round of the F3 Cup 2014 was held at Snetterton, supporting the last round of the BRDC F4 championship. In stark contrast to Formula Four, where six drivers were still in with a chance of the title at the beginning of the weekend, the F3 Cup was already sewn up, with Toby Sowery claiming the championship, as well as the fastest lap at five of the seven previous rounds. However, the sport was still fun to watch, and the different types of cars racing made interesting viewing.
The line up was slightly different from previous rounds, with the new champion Toby Sowery not racing, but Alice Powell making her first return to the F3 Cup since Rockingham earlier in the year. There were two races over the course of the weekend, and the podium for both races ended up being the same, with Henry Chart taking both his first and second win of the year, and with Alice Powell scoring two second places, ahead of third place Louis Hamilton-Smith. The similarity continued through the results, with Tristan Cliffe scoring two fourth places, ahead of Oliver Rae in the Trophy class, followed by Aaron Steele and then Geoffrey Hoodless in the Masters class.
We watched after the second race as the cars were packed away, no doubt ready for a winter overhaul before some make an appearance in the 2015 championship.
Here are a few photos from the weekend.