There will be a fresh new and look for both Historic Formula 2 and Classic Formula 3 in 2024 following the extension of the partnership between the Historic Sports Car Club and French promoter HVM Racing.
The F2 Classic Interseries and the continuation of the F3 Classic Interseries are the result of the continuing partnership between the two major organisations and each category will have a superb five-event, 10-race schedule at the best circuits and events in European historic racing.
The 2024 calendar is:
- Grand Prix de France Historique at Paul Ricard: April 19-21, 2024
A true tribute to the heritage of French and international motor racing, the Grand Prix de France Historique pays tribute to the greatest eras of single-seater racing.
- Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort: June 14-16, 2024
The Historic Grand Prix of Zandvoort celebrates the story of the Dutch Grand Prix track from 1948 to the present day.
- Brands Hatch Superprix (GP Circuit) July 13-14, 2024
The HSCC’s long-established event on the fabulous Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch is a true highlight of the UK historic racing calendar.
- Silverstone Festival: August 23-25, 2024
The Silverstone Festival is Europe’s biggest historic motoring event, with an audience of over 100,000 and racing on the full Grand Prix circuit.
- Spa Six Hours: September 25-29, 2024
The Spa Six Hours Endurance race headlines the leading historic race meeting on the fabulous Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Each race weekend will feature a qualifying session of 20 minutes and two races of 25 minutes for each category. One test session of 20 minutes will be included in the entry fee for some events.
All cars must comply with FIA Appendix K 2023 and have a valid Historic Technical Passport (HTP) at the date of the event. There is also an invitation class for cars where HTPs have been applied for and their application registered for an HTP, which will be reviewed annually. Cars will be invited at the sole discretion of the organiser. Cars which are of historical significance but which cannot be issued an HTP may also be invited at the sole discretion of the organisers.
Cars built and complying with the original Formula 2 regulations, Formula B and Formula Atlantic, from 01.01.67 to 31.12.78, in original specifications and using components of a type used during that period but excluding ground effect cars in all classes.
Category 1: 2-litre Formula 2 cars
Category 2: 1600cc Formula 2 cars
Category 3: Formula Atlantic cars
Category 4: Invitation
All 2-litre Formula 3 cars built and having taken part in official races before 31.12.84, except cars with electronic fuel injection and carbon tubs.
Category A: Formula 3 up to 31.12.80
Category B: Formula 3 post 1980
Category C: Invitation
Frank Lyons of the HSCC said: “It is natural for us to continue working with our French partner HVM Racing to offer a series of races in Europe as well as in the UK. The ambition is to have the most competitive grids possible, but also to be part of the biggest European events. We want drivers to experience the best events currently on offer with a great atmosphere both on and off the track. We will visit five events which are among the most popular with drivers. That’s why we’ve developed these new series for Formula 2 and Formula 3 in partnership with HVM.”
Laurent Vallery-Masson from HVW Racing said: “Following the success of the 2023 Historic French Grand Prix, we felt it was essential to offer F3 Classic drivers an extended calendar comprising several French events and major European circuits. Paul Ricard, Zandvoort, Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Spa are all must-see circuits for lovers of historic racing. That’s why we’ve worked with the HSCC to find the best ways of pooling our efforts and putting together an attractive double series based on a new format and a new dynamic, with a qualifying practice session lasting around 20 minutes and two 25-minute races at each event. The programme will also include receptions and special events in the paddocks to recreate the atmosphere of yesteryear.”