F3 Asian 2020 Shampionship

I do not enjoy seeing essentially fake entries used to boost grid size so it would meet the FIA requirement for Super License points (looking at you, “Ret DNS DNS” drivers at the bottom of the championship standings). So I am not going to say much about this generally uninspiring series of events. Instead, here is the championship table sorted by the average number of points earned per race.

DriverRacesPoints per race
Joey Alders1517.7
Sebastián Fernández616.0
Jack Doohan1515.3
Mikhael Belov313.0
Nikita Mazepin1512.4
Devlin DeFrancesco911.2
Daniel Cao310.3
Jamie Chadwick159.3
Pietro Fittipaldi157.9
Yu Kanamaru156.9
James Yu154.7
Jake Hughes64.0
Tatiana Calderón93.4
Tommy Smith153.2
Miki Koyama32.0
Alessio Deledda151.4
Khaled Al Qubaisi30.7
Thomas Luedi150.2

The unexpected success of Alders got its share of headlines, but I would also remark on Belov’s 4th place by average points, considering that he came directly from F4. At the moment it is unclear where either of them is headed next: hopefully, Formula Renault Eurocup.

Movement of the people 2019-20

I try to track the movement of drivers between the following categories: F1, F2, F3, F3R, and F4. Here F3R (“regional F3”) category also includes Formula Renault and Euroformula Open.

F2 to F1

  1. Nicholas Latifi

F3 to F2

  1. Marcus Armstrong
  2. Jehan Daruvala
  3. Felipe Drugovich
  4. Christian Lundgaard
  5. Pedro Piquet
  6. Robert Shwartzman
  7. Yuki Tsunoda

Aside: Jüri Vips moving from F3 to Super Formula.

F3R to F2

  1. Guilherme Samaia
  2. Marino Sato
  3. Daniel Ticktum

This is an oversimplification of events, but most of Sato’s and Ticktum’s races in 2019 were on F3R level.

Aside: Pietro Fittipaldi moving from F3 Asia to Super Formula.

F3R to F3

  1. Enaam Ahmed
  2. Olli Caldwell
  3. Cameron Das
  4. Jack Doohan
  5. Lukas Dunner
  6. Enzo Fittipaldi
  7. Sophia Flörsch
  8. Igor Fraga
  9. Federico Malvestiti
  10. Matteo Nannini
  11. Clement Novalak
  12. Oscar Piastri
  13. David Schumacher
  14. Alexander Smolyar
  15. Frederik Vesti
  16. Calan Williams

F4 to F3

  1. Dennis Hauger
  2. Théo Pourchaire

Skipping F3R is a bold move, and the only two drivers to attempt it in 2020 are the winners of two most competitive F4 championships: Italy and Germany.

F4 to F3R

  1. William Alatalo
  2. Paul Aron
  3. Ido Cohen
  4. Hadrien David
  5. Sebastian Estner
  6. Alessandro Famularo
  7. Reshad de Gerus
  8. Gillian Henrion
  9. Arthur Leclerc
  10. Zane Maloney
  11. Emidio Pesce
  12. Gianluca Petecof
  13. Oliver Rasmussen
  14. Grégoire Saucy
  15. Josh Skelton
  16. Roman Staněk
  17. Laszlo Toth
  18. Glenn van Berlo

This list is inevitably incomplete due to the fuzziness of F3R category.

Karting to F3R

  1. David Vidales

I am not going to track the drivers coming to F4 from karts due to sheer numbers, but going directly to F3R is sufficiently rare to be mentioned.