SIMS MACAU BID STARTS IN F3 CUP
Brit will race at Snetterton to qualify for Macau Grand Prix
Alexander Sims will return to singleseater competition in the final round of the F3 Cup Championship in order to qualify him for the Macau F3 Grand Prix.
Sims is scheduled to enter the tripleheader event at Snetterton on October 8/9 with Double R Racing, with which he is also scheduled to make his eighth race start at Macau, and his seventh in the top-level F3 contest. Sims also raced Formula BMW at the famous street track.
Sims was on the verge of a last-minute deal to take part in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship finale at Donington Park last weekend with Double R, but that fell through, leaving F3 Cup as his next option. Macau rules mandate a driver must have raced in a recognised F3 class during the calendar year to be eligible for the race.
“The plan is to do F3 Cup and have some fun, and in doing so make myself eligible for Macau,” said factory BMW GT driver Sims. “I like going back to single-seaters every now and then as it’s a different challenge and Macau is such a special race.
“I’ve gotten better every year, and was fourth twice and then third overall last year, so I can at least claim a podium finish there on my CV. I’d love to get the win there as it’s one of the top prizes in world motorsport. But the level of competition is very tough.”