Want to get into the exciting world of Formula 1? It’s a dream that few manage to achieve, and those first steps take place here, in Formula 3. These cars are basically scaled down F1 cars – wings, open wheels and cockpits and light weight bodywork. Using 2 litre engines from production road cars (such as Hondas, Volkswagens and Alfa Romeos) an F3 car can hit 60 mph in under 4 seconds and accelerate on to 155 mph, and this leads to plenty of fast exciting racing.
Formula 3 cars are raced around the world in national series. British Formula 3 has been running since 1954 and has seen such legendary drivers as Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna, Derek Warrick, Takuma Sato, Mika Häkkinen and F1 newcomer Daniel Ricciardo. Ricciardo now drives for Red Bull in their sister team, Scuderia Toro Rosso, and his F3 car carried the same blue, red and yellow colour scheme. You can download Ricciardo’s car here, a livery of my own design or the blank template to create your own.