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Formula 3 Racing Manager Game

Formula 3 runs in the BATracer game engine.

Custom Formula 3 themed including a climax at the Macau GP. Unique features: Build a custom team from 64 unique combinations of chassis, engines and tyres. No single combination is the best! Up to 4 cars per team.

Cars

Dallama

The latest incarnation of the Italian designer's single-seater. The racer of choice for the teams in the Euro-series and the mainstay of F3 for the past few years.

Mywhale

The French maker of open wheelers usually concentrates its efforts on spec series, but has also entered open series such as F3 and Formula Ford. Since 2006 they have entered the British championship - with some success - taking the fifth spot in the teams title in 2007.

ZLC

ZLC was born in 2005 when the French team Signature decided to branch out into chassis building in an experiment to create a stronger chassis than the Dallamas. Although the chassis did not knock Dallama off its perch in the Euroseries, it has now gained a foothold in the F3 Cup - the national championship of Germany - and could compete again.

CartTek

This Russian manufacturer has had success in Formula 1600 and as its chassis complies with the F3 regulations it has been raced in Finnish F3. It may not look the fastest at first glance - but it may hold a few hidden surprises.

Engines

Mernandez 2.0 4-cylinder

One of the more popular engines in the Euroseries with a good all-round package that works on most circuits.

Monkswagon 2.0 4-cylinder

Another popular engine manufacturer with experience in the Euroseries. A solid engine that is more easily managed in variable or wet conditions.

Moogun Hinda 2.0 4-cylinder

Used in the British Championship this engine delivers lots of torque but can be lacking for top end power. Very reliable.

FEAT 2.0 4-cylinder

Not the most used or fastest engine but a very wide power band makes this the easiest to work with - particulary in the wet.

Tyres

Coco

  • Coco Ecstasy Dry S700 - A dry tyre that has some durability and superior capability in mixed weather conditions.
  • Coco Ecstasy Wet W700 - Brilliant wet tyre in the full range of weather conditions.

  • Afon

  • Afon Slick 8871S - Very fast for short races and pole laps but suffers high wear.
  • Afon Treaded 8655M - Great monsoon tyre but performance drops off quickly in less wet conditions.

  • Yokouno

  • Yokouno Adios Dry - Fair to good pace and durability, although ability goes off quickly in mixed to wet conditions.
  • Yokouno Adios Rains - Variable wet tyre - prefers lighter rain.

  • Donelap

  • Donelap S95W Slick - Incredibly durable, coupled with some additional ability to operate in damper conditions.
  • Donelap S95W Wet - Average wet tyre with best durability.

  • Events Calendar

    Hockenheim 1st Meeting Race 1

    Hockenheim, Germany - 12th April

    The series starts at a historic German track, now one of the venues for the German Grand Prix. Heavily modified recently, the long straights have been replaced with a much more tight and slower layout.

    Hockenheim 1st Meeting Race 2

    Hockenheim, Germany - 13th April

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Mugello Race 1

    Mugello, Italy - 3rd May

    The second event is at the Italian circuit.

    Mugello Race 2

    Mugello, Italy - 4th May

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Pau Race 1

    Pau, France - 31st May

    A street circuit in Pau makes for a new challenge, with very tight barriers and corners, this is an easy track for the competitors to mishap on.

    Pau Race 2

    Pau, France - 1st June

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Norisring Race 1

    Nuremburg, Germany - 28th June

    This track in Nurnburg on the site of the Nazi Party rally grounds is a fast street circuit. The circuit is simple but popular with fans, as they can get close to the action.

    Norisring Race 2

    Nuremburg, Germany - 29th June

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Zandvoort Race 1

    Zandvoort, The Netherlands - 12th July

    One of the best Motorsport venues in Holland, previously the home of the Dutch Grand Prix. Modified since then, as some of the land that the original circuit was on has been developed but still contains the famous and exciting Tarzan Hairpin.

    Zandvoort Race 2

    Zandvoort, The Netherlands - 13th July

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Nurburgring Race 1

    Nurburg, Germany - 26th July

    One of the most famous tracks in Germany, the short version of the track used here may not be the Nordschliefe, but still has some of the character of the old track. Another one of the tradional circuits for the series on German soil.

    Nurburgring Race 2

    Nurburg, Germany - 27th July

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Brands Hatch Race 1

    Brands Hatch, Great Britain - 30th August

    A tradional circuit in Britain holds a round of the Euroseries. Racing on the short and frantic Indy circuit, there is sure to be action on this former Grand Prix venue.

    Brands Hatch Race 2

    Brands Hatch, Great Britain - 31st August

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Circuit de Catalunya Race 1

    Barcelona, Spain - 20th September

    The home of the Spanish Grand Prix. Racing for the F3 cars takes place on the shorter circuit, but the main straight is still long, and there are still good opportunities for overtaking in the first corner.

    Circuit de Catalunya Race 2

    Barcelona, Spain - 21st September

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Le Mans Race 1

    Le Mans, France - 4th October

    One of the most famous circuits in the world, although racing for the Formula 3 cars is on the Bugatti circuit, the history of the racetrack will still be felt. The second visit to France, towards the end of the European series.

    Le Mans Race 2

    Le Mans, France - 5th October

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Hockenheim 2nd Meeting Race 1

    Hockenheim, Germany - 25th October

    The last round of the Euroseries, with just the Macau Grand Prix to come. Back on the same track as at the start of the season the teams will now be used to the circuit and will not have any surprises with the challenge that faces them.

    Hockenheim 2nd Meeting Race 2

    Hockenheim, Germany - 26th October

    The second race, using a reverse grid for the top 8 cars from the first race to set the field on the grid.

    Macau Grand Prix Qualifying Race

    Macau, China - 15th November

    The qualifying race for the Macau Grand Prix, setting the grid for the main event.

    Macau Grand Prix

    Macau, China - 16th November

    The race for the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup - the season finale. Double points are on offer here for this traditional race and the championship will be decided here, on one of the toughest circuits in the world. Good luck.

    Formula 3 Racing Strategy Game

    Formula 3 Euroseries Custom Championship

    This carset is inspired by the Formula 3 Euroseries, which supports DTM, so is often in Germany, but other European countries as well. It is the most popular Formula Three series in the World.

    This carset also contains the Macau Grand Prix, which is normally a non-championship event open to all Formula Three entrants in the world, and decides the Formula Three Intercontinental Cup. Here, it scores double points, making it an important race in the series.

    Components

    All major suppliers of chassis, engines and tyres for F3 are included here, from all series around the world. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but all work out pretty even overall in the sense that there is no "right" combination to win the championship, or a "bad" individual component to avoid.

    Tyres

    At each venue, you get two tyre sets for qualifying and the first race, and one set for the second. Therefore, you need to be careful with your tyres, to ensure that you have good rubber for the races. Formula Three tyres are generally durable, however, some of the tyre makers may have issues if the tyres are over used.

    Event Structure

    All events in Europe contain two races. The first race has the starting grid set by qualifying results, the second with a reverse grid for the top 8 cars, so pole will be the car that finished 8th in race 1, 2nd will be the 7th finisher, and so on. All finishers from 9th and lower start the second race where they finished the first.

    Macau is different. The first race is the qualifying race. The grid for the qualifying race is set by a qualifying session. The only point given for the qualifying race is a one point bonus for pole. The final race of the season is the Macau Grand Prix, with its grid order set by the finishing order of the qualifying race.

    Points Allocations
    European Events


    Qualifying Session: 1 point bonus for pole

  • Winner 10
  • 2nd 8
  • 3rd 6
  • 4th 5
  • 5th 4
  • 6th 3
  • 7th 2
  • 8th 1

    Macau Grand Prix

    Qualifying Session: 1 point.

    Qualifying Race: 1 point bonus for the winner, who will start the Grand Prix from pole.

    Grand Prix:
    1st 20
    2nd 16
    3rd 12
    4th 10
    5th 8
    6th 6
    7th 4
    8th 2

    Credits

    A product of Rob's Workshop, projected, managed, and the main bulk of the work done by Andrew Osbourne.

    With special mention to Philip Chandler, with help on information and data of everything needed to make this set work, and a second special mention for Mariusz Pieczar with his help with the graphics, in particular his shading.

    A final thanks also goes to, Rob Baker, Oscar Garcia, Jef Beyens, James Broomhead and Timo Rinne for extra help on the graphics side of things.


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