SUNDAY / Motor Racing
British F3 Championship
The 18th and final round of the British Formula Three Championship at Thruxton on Sunday is heading for a thrilling conclusion as the title is far from won. Ralph Firman, from Norfolk, was the championship leader until the two previous rounds at Silverstone last weekend. After six wins in the first 14 rounds, he looked the favourite for the title, but at Silverstone he was disqualified for weaving in the first race and finished outside the points in the second. In stepped Oliver Gavin. The Bedford driver was unable to finish in the first race, but then won the second to equal Firman on 172 points. The third driver in contention is Helio Castro Neves, Firman's team-mate at Paul Stewart Racing. Nine points adrift, the Brazilian may have won only one race this season, but his consistency has kept him in touch with the leaders.
How to get there: Thruxton Circuit is five miles west of Andover, Hampshire, on A303, 11/2 hours from London and less than an hour from Southampton and Reading. (Tel: 01264 772696). Qualifying starts at 9.10am, with racing from 2pm. Admission: pounds 9 adults, children free, stands and paddock extra, parking free.Reuse content