GB3: How it works



The 2022 GB3 Championship comprises 24 races across eight events. Seven rounds take place in the UK, and one at Belgium’s famed Grand Prix circuit of Spa-Francorchamps.

Event format

The weekend format typically includes a 20-minute qualifying session and three 20-minute races. The grids are formed in qualifying using the below format:

Race 1: drivers’ fastest qualifying lap
Race 2: drivers’ second-fastest qualifying lap    
Race 3: full reversed grid based on drivers’ fastest qualifying lap 

For Race 3, that means the fastest driver in qualifying will start at the back, and the slowest at the front. This initiative is in place to educate drivers in defensive and attacking driving techniques. 

Points structure

Race 1 and Race 2: 

1st35 p6th17 p11th10 p16th5 p
2nd29 p7th15 p12th9 p17th4 p
3rd24 p8th13 p13th8 p18th3 p
4th21 p9th12 p14th7 p19th2 p
5th19 p10th11 p15th6 p20th1 p

Race 3:

1st20 p6th10 p 11th5 p 
2nd17 p7th9 p12th4 p
3rd15 p8th8 p13th3 p
4th13 p9th7 p14th2 p
5th11 p10th6 p15th1 p

Additionally, bonus points are also awarded in Race 3 for positions gained during the race. For example, a driver winning from fifth on the grid would gain a total of 24 points (20 for victory + 4 for positions gained).

How to follow it

The full eight-round, 24-race schedule will carry global, free live streaming on YouTube, Facebook, and the championship’s official website Streaming will also be accessible at

Dedicated race weekend shows will include pre-race build-ups and post-race analysis, offering followers more depth and detail, live from the track, than ever before.

Additionally, the live broadcasts will feature special pre-recorded segments, adding more compelling context to the racing in GB3.

Furthermore, a post-produced one-hour highlights show will air on Sky Sports F1 on the weekend following each championship round.

Coverage specific to Joel Granfors will include regular posts and updates on the official Facebook page and website. Press releases are distributed ahead of and immediately after each championship round (in English). Click here to join the distribution list.