British F3 - Operation Of the Cars

Next Event:
Donington Park
14 / 15 September

Next Event:
Donington Park
14 / 15 September

Operation Of the Cars

The BRDC British F3 cars are run by the teams themselves. Great emphasis has been placed on minimising the cost of participating at a very competitive level for a season. Costs are minimised by the following restrictions:

  • Sealed engines - may only be rebuilt by MSV’s service provider
  • Controlled compound tyres for durability and consistency
  • Tyre supply is restricted to four front and four rear tyres per event
  • Control fuel provided by Sunoco
  • Two-way adjustable dampers, sealed and supplied by Oram

Chassis Set Up Scope
There is considerable scope for both mechanical and aerodynamic adjustments to optimise the set up of the cars, including:

  • Ride heights, tracking, cambers and castor are free within specified limits
  • Front and rear anti roll bars are adjustable
  • There is a restricted choice of front and rear springs, six choices in total
  • Front and rear wings are adjustable

Car operation support
MSV supply a detailed technical manual with every car. Included is critical maintenance information as well as setup tips and guides on every aspect of running and operating the car. 

Data logging
The car is equipped with a Cosworth Electronics data logging system from which teams and drivers can download their data. A copy of Cosworth Toolbox Lite will be supplied with every car - data analysis software that’s recognised as amongst the most powerful and flexible on the market and is used extensively in higher level formulae. A pre-season training day can be arranged to familiarise yourself with the software and its full range of capabilities.

Systems support
At every race event and championship test, MSV provides support engineers to ensure that the cars, the engines and all the electronic and mechanical systems are functioning correctly. Support will be available to drivers and teams to answer any questions or solve any problems.

Onboard video
Every car features a front facing AIM Smartycam GP HD on-board video system with CAN data overlay and a rear facing AIM Smartycam GP HD on-board video system.