Berger wants standardised F3 regulations
30 June 2012 – Head of the FIA’s Single-Seater Commission, Gerhard Berger, has put forward his proposal to standardise Formula 3 technical regulations, in the hope it will rejuvenate the series. The former Formula 1 driver’s comments came during the latest round of the FIA European F3 Championship at Norisring.
"The goal is definitely to equalise the regulations in different championships," said the Austrian. "That way the strong drivers in the national championships can come and join us in the European Championship, and the other way round."
It is currently only the Euro Series, British and Japanese F1 championships that use the current FIA technical regulations, with the German, Italian and Australian series all using a range of different systems.
Berger believes the standardising of the Formula 3 regulations would allow the series to go back to the days where F3 was seen as one of the biggest feeder series for Formula 1.
"If we do that, as well as making the price right for drivers, then we can increase the good competition, have big grids and make sure that if a driver wins a championship and is super, they can go straight into Formula 1”