Nor­ris to make F3 de­but ahead of Ma­cau

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Bri­tish teenager Lando Nor­ris will make his full For­mula 3 de­but this week­end in prepa­ra­tion for the Ma­cau Grand Prix.

Nor­ris, 16, will con­test the Euro­pean F3 cham­pi­onship fi­nale at Hock­en­heim with Car­lin, with which he com­peted spo­rad­i­cally in the Bri­tish F3 cham­pi­onship this year. He will be joined by fel­low Brits Dan Tick­tum and Jake Hughes.

Dou­ble For­mula Re­nault cham­pion Nor­ris and Tick­tum – re­turn­ing to rac­ing af­ter serv­ing a year-long ban from the MSA – will con­test the Euro­pean F3 round to qual­ify for the Ma­cau F3 World Cup event in Novem­ber, but could both be forced to start the Hock­en­heim races from the pit­lane as they have both ex­ceeded the max­i­mum num­ber of pri­vate test days per­mit­ted by the cham­pi­onship.

Hughes will also com­pete at Hock­en­heim to qual­ify for Ma­cau, but the GP3 racer will be able to start from the grid as he is not in con­tra­dic­tion of any F3 test­ing rules.

Nor­ris and Hughes will then con­test the Ma­cau event with Car­lin, while Tick­tum will race with Dou­ble R – which quit the Euro­pean F3 cham­pi­onship ahead of the 2016 cam­paign – along­side Alexan­der Sims, who will also race at Hock­en­heim with the Hitech GP team.

Nor­ris will make FIA F3 de­but with Car­lin at Hock­en­heim

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