FR AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP

Overview

Unique among this ladder category, drivers get three (3) hours of track time every race weekend, including two (2) free practice sessions, one (1) qualifying session and three (3) races. Starting grids are determined by fast times earned in qualifying for Race 1. Subsequent grids are based off fast times from the previous race. Point scoring is in accordance with global F3 series standards with the top-nine drivers in the overall Championship earn FIA Super License points. Team points are based on the team’s top-two cars in each individual race with prize money being awarded to the top-three drivers after each race. Beginning in 2021, the FR Americas Champion will earn a scholarship to advance to the Indy Lights Championship provided by Honda Performance Development.

Technology

Ligier Automotive was selected by the FIA and SCCA Pro Racing to design and produce the single-seater dedicated to the FR Americas Championship. The Ligier JS F3 carbon chassis complies with the FIA F3 Regional regulations and incorporates the halo in its design. The chassis is powered by a 2-litre Honda Civic Type-R engine that distributes 303 bhp to the spec Hankook tires.

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Chassis

LIGIER JS F3 · Carbon composite monocoque built to FIA technical regulations · Composite bodywork · Cockpit halo bar · Anti-intrusion side panels · Adjustable wings front and rear

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Engine

Honda 2.0-Liter · 4 cylinder · Turbocharged · 303 hp

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Tires

Hankook FR

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Electronics

LED Backlit Color Display · CAN controlled Power Management · 3-axis plus yaw accelerometer · Damper potentiometers · High Speed 4GB Logger

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Gearbox

6-speed sequential · Pneumatic paddle shift system

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Specs

2920 mm wheelbase · 1850 mm width · 650 kg

Schedule

DateCircuitVenue
March 26-28Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta2.54-mile road course
May 14-16Road America4.048-mile road course
July 16-18Brainerd Inernational Raceway2.5-mile road course
August 13-15Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières1.53-mile road course
September 24-26VIRginia International Raceway3.27-mile road course
November 05-07Circuit of the Americas3.427-mile road course

Our mission

The mission of JHDD is to develop our own drivers internally by educating and passing down all of our knowledge to help the drivers perform to the very best of their ability.

Our job is to give the drivers all the tools, assets and information to win. If we are able to take a young driver and teach them the correct driving techniques, racecraft and mindset from the beginning, all while building their confidence, maintaining a consistent message and sense of continuity, the driver will be rewarded with results and championships.

Who better to teach this than Team Principal, Jay Howard—former Road to Indy champion, INDYCAR driver and now championship-winning team owner—who has the experience, knows exactly what it takes and how to WIN.