In 2016, Callum’s second season racing cars, he finished 6th overall in the FIA F3 European championship in 2016, with several wins and podiums. Callum was also the highest placed British driver in the FIA F3 World Cup at Macau, with an overall 5th position for the Race 2 Grand Prix, and 2nd in the Qualifying Race. In 2017, Callum took 6 wins, 11 podiums and 10 pole positions in the FIA F3 European Championship, finishing 4th overall, with more Fastest Laps and pole positions than any other driver.
“the ultimate end of year showdown and showcase of global racing talent.” Frederic Bertrand, FIA’s Circuit Championships Director.
The Macau Grand Prix has long held a reputation as a key event on the motorsport calendar which introduces motorsport’s rising stars to the world. World motorsport’s governing body the FIA afforded it ‘World Cup’ status in 2016 to recognise its historic role in helping to nurture talent, one that has over the decades seen the likes of legendary drivers Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher shine around the Guia Circuit as they took their first steps toward greatness. It has been the circuit that 15 of 22 of our 2016 Formula One drivers have all raced at in a bid to prove their prowess behind the wheel.
Formula 3 is known as the proving ground for the world's most talented young drivers, producing countless young F3 drivers who have gone on to race at the highest levels. In the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship alone, 15 out of the 20 entered drivers previously raced in Formula 3. Since 2012, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship has continued this strong tradition, with Carlos Sainz, Felipe Nasr, Daniil Kvyat and Max Verstappen having graduated to the premier category during this period. In 2017, the championship’s competitors will include the sons of Adrian Newey, Michael Schumacher and Nelson Piquet. The 2017 series that Callum will be racing in comprises of 10 race weekends contested by top-class drivers drawn from countries across Europe, as well as Brazil, China, India, Russia. You can tune in via live streaming, and live TV coverage can be seen in more than 212 countries globally, with more than 200 showing the highlights. The action happens over three days Friday to Sunday - Friday has two 40 minute practice sessions and one 20 minute qualifying session, Saturday features Race 1 and qualifying for Races 2 and 3, and Sunday features Race 2 and Race 3. Over 100km will be driven every round. Everyone races on the Dallara F312 chassis - but teams can choose engine suppliers with the majority opting for VW or Mercedes.
April 14th - 16th
April 29th - 30th
May 20th - 21st
Pau (F3 GP)
June 17th - 18th
July 1st - 2nd
July 28th - 29th
Spa-Francorchamps (Blancpain GT Series)
August 19th - 20th
September 9th - 10th
September 23rd - 24th
Red Bull Ring (DTM)
October 14th - 15th
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