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SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 13: Artem Markelov of Russia and BWT HWA Racelab (16) and Christian Lundgaard of Denmark and ART Grand Prix (6) lead the field at the start during the Formula 2 Championship Sprint Race at Mugello Circuit on September 13, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

F2 and F3: New Points Systems for 2022

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Formula Two and Formula Three have new points systems alongside their new racing formats for the 2022 season, where they will be racing on the same weekends as Formula 1.

The new racing formats for F2 and F3 were announced last month. Both championships will consist of one free practice session, one qualifying session followed by two races – a sprint race and a feature race. The practice session and qualifying will both take place on the Friday of a race weekend, with the sprint race occurring on the Saturday followed by race day Sunday.

Qualifying results will determine the grid for the Sunday’s feature race, which will have the same points allocation system as Formula 1 – 25 for P1, 18 for P2, 15 for P3 and so on. The driver which gets pole position and qualifies with the fastest lap will receive 2 points in both F2 and F3, reduced from four in 2021.

In Formula 2, the grid for Saturday’s sprint race is determined by reversing the top 10 from qualifying. The drivers that then finish in the top 8 of the race will be allocated points in order of position finish: 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.

Formula 3 is similar in that the grid from qualifying will be reversed but it is the top 12 drivers from qualifying. Points are then given to the top 10 drivers of the sprint race for the order of position: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.

Throughout the course of a race weekend, drivers will be able to get one point for fastest lap in each race, but only if they finish in the top 10. Drivers will have the chance to win 39 points, in both F2 and F3, over the whole weekend for the Drivers Championship.

The new format and points systems will certainly provide a more exciting season as Bruno Michel, F2 and F3’s CEO, has said:

“We are enhancing the overall F1 Grand Prix weekend experience, having all three championships racing together.”

Feature Image Credit: Mark Thompson on GettyImages.com

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