Following one free practice session lasting thirty minutes, the two separate qualifying sessions are held on Friday afternoon. Qualifying 1 decides grid positions for Race One on Saturday morning. In Qualifying 2, the fastest lap sets the starting positions for Race 3 on Sunday, whereas the second-fastest lap time decides the driver’s grid position in Race 3. Race 2 is drawn up in the order of best lap time achieved during Race 1. Each race lasts for 25 mins + leader.
The official tyre supplier for the FIA F3 Asian Championship is GITI. Pre-event testing and free practice requires two used marked in the previous event, plus two new sets of slicks. Qualifying and races require two new sets of slicks, whilst the number of wet tyres is limited to two sets from qualifying onwards. This is reserved by the organisers to increase this, if necessary.
The Autotecnica built engine – the ATM AR-F3R, is a 270hp, four cylinder turbocharged Alfa Romeo 1750 TBi, with a total capacity of 1742cc. This will be housed in the Tatuus F3 chassis, featuring side impact panels, front and rear carbon impact structures, wheel tethers, and the new Halo system.
In all three races contested on a race weekend, the points for the ten best-placed drivers are awarded according to the following system: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1.