Ranking the four champions of Formula 3

Formula 3 Championship - Round 9:Monza - Feature Race

Formula 3 was first developed in 2019 and has since created four champions. Using statistical analysis, let’s determine how they rank.

The FIA Formula 3 Championship was created in 2019 following a merger between the GP3 Championship and the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Since its inception, there have been four champions, most recently Victor Martins. Let’s analyze the champions.

1. (2019) Robert Shwartzman – PREMA Racing

Robert Shwartzman became the first driver to win the FIA Formula 3 Championship in 2019. After taking two wins, six podiums, and a 55.2% point-scoring finish, Shwartzman won by 54 points over teammate Marcus Armstrong.

Following his title-winning season, Shwartzman joined the FIA Formula 2 Championship (again with PREMA) and would finish the season in fourth. In 2022, he joined Scuderia Ferrari as a test driver.

2. (2021) Dennis Hauger – PREMA Racing

2021 saw Dennis Hauger become the youngest championship winner at 18. Partnered alongside Ollie Caldwell and Arthur Leclerc, the two struggled drastically finishing eighth and tenth in the championship. Hauger would achieve a 46.8% point-scoring finish taking four wins and nine podiums to win by 26 points over Jack Doohan.

In 2022, Hauger moved to Formula 2 and finished ninth due to a string of bad luck incidents and mechanical failures with PREMA. For the 2023 season, he will drive forย MP Motorsport.

3. (2022) Victor Martins – ART Grand Prix

During the 2022 season, Victor Martins was locked in an intense championship battle against Leclerc and Isack Hadjar. Entering the finale in Monza, Martins was involved in a seven-way title battle and would win the season by just five points over Zane Maloney.

After taking two wins and six podiums, Martins would end up with a 39.6% point-scoring finish. In November 2022, Martins participated in the Formula 2 post-season test for ART alongside Theo Pourchaire.

4. (2020) Oscar Piastri – PREMA Racing

Similarly to Martins, Oscar Piastri would be locked into a three-way championship battle with Pourchaire and Logan Sargeant. Winning the season by just three points over Pourchaire, Piastri had a 39.1% point-scoring finish taking two victories and six podiums.

In 2021, Piastri joined and won the Formula 2 championship and will join Formula 1 for the 2023 season racing for McLaren.

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