The Car

The Car

The GP3/16 Up-Close

To view a selection of photos of the third generation GP3/16 car here: view the link below.


Design criteria

  • Aerodynamics optimized to facilitate overtaking. Very low ride height sensitivity and wide range of suspension set up possibilities.  
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Compliant to FIA F1 2010 / 2015 safety rules.

            • Static tests.

            • Crash tests.

            • Anti intrusion panels.

            • Drivers head protection.

·        Wheel tether cables


  • Compromise between performance and cost effectiveness wherever possible.
  • Extensive use of composite materials but limited usage of the most expensive carbon fibers.
  • Sequential gearbox
  • Electro-hydraulic gear shift system but hydraulic pressure limited to 55 bars.
  • All in one ECU- GCU – Data logger equipment.
  • High speed data acquisition system but no telemetry.

Chassis and Bodywork

  • Chassis designed by Dallara Automobili.
  • Carbon Monocoque complying to FIA F1 2010 Safety standards.
  • Front and rear wing made out of carbon composite material.


  • Bespoke Mecachrome 6 cylinder 3.4 litres naturally aspirated 400 HP @ 8000 rpm.
  • Fly by wire throttle system.


  • Bespoke six gear longitudinal gearbox designed by Hewland.
  • Magneti Marelli electro-hydraulic command via paddle shift from steering wheel.


  • Pirelli tyres.
  • Three specific compounds developed for GP3 to provide: The best suitable compound for every circuit. 


  • A top speed of 301.6 km/h.
  • Lateral acceleration up to +/- 2.6 G.
  • Maximum braking deceleration -1.9 G
  • Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h: 3.0 seconds
  • Acceleration 0 – 200km/h: 7.7 seconds

DRS *NEW FOR 2017*

Exact functionality of DRS used in Formula 1 and Formula 2.
Hydraulic activation.