|Circuit Park Zandvoort|
|Number of times held||24|
|Circuit length||4.307km (2.676mi)|
|Race length||107.675km (66.90mi)|
|Last race (2016)|
The Masters of Formula 3 is a Formula Three race held annually, usually at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in the Netherlands. Due to noise restrictions in the Zandvoort area, the 2007 and 2008 races were held in the Belgian circuit of Zolder. However, it returned to Zandvoort for the 2009 race.
The Masters was first started in 1991, as an international meeting between drivers from various national championships across Europe. As the FIA European Formula Three Cup had been cancelled after the 1990 season, the Masters became the unofficial European F3 championship. Many of Formula One's future stars raced and won in the Masters, including David Coulthard, who was crowned champion in the first event.
In 1999, the FIA nominated the Pau round of French Formula Three Championship as the new European Cup, but the Masters retained its status as the de facto international meeting between up-and-coming superstars all across Europe, as drivers from the British, French, German and Italian championships continued to flock to the Dutch track. When the French and German series were merged into the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2003, the Masters was not included in the calendar at the time, but its position as the premier international F3 meeting in Europe was not threatened.
The event was sponsored by Marlboro from 1991 to 2005. When tobacco advertising was banned in the European Union after 31 July 2005, the Masters lost its sponsorship. The race was sponsored by BP Ultimate took from 2006 to 2007, RTL in 2008, Tango in 2009 and RTL again in 2010.
For the first time since its creation the series took a one-year break in 2017 due to calendar changes on the circuit and FIA Formula 3 European Championship regulations which prohibits any racing activity prior the round on the same circuit. But the race did not return in 2018, which made the 2016 race the final race of the event thus far.
|Year||Winner||Entrant||Chassis - Engine||Main Series|
|1991||David Coulthard||Paul Stewart Racing||Ralt RT35-Mugen-Honda||British Formula 3 Championship|
|1992||Pedro Lamy||Opel Team WTS||Reynard 923-Opel||German Formula Three Championship|
|1993||Jos Verstappen||Opel Team WTS||Dallara F393-Opel||German Formula Three Championship|
|1994||Gareth Rees||Alan Docking Racing||Dallara F394-Mugen-Honda||British Formula 3 Championship|
|1995||Norberto Fontana||KMS||Dallara F395-Opel||German Formula Three Championship|
|1996||Kurt Mollekens||Alan Docking Racing||Dallara F396-Mugen-Honda||British Formula 3 Championship|
|1997||Tom Coronel||Alan Docking Racing||Dallara F397-Toyota||All-Japan Formula Three Championship|
|1998||David Saelens||ASM Fina||Dallara F396-Renault||French Formula Three Championship|
|1999||Marc Hynes||Manor Motorsport||Dallara F399-Mugen-Honda||British Formula 3 Championship|
|2000||Jonathan Cochet||Signature Competition||Dallara F399-Renault||French Formula Three Championship|
|2001||Takuma Sato||Carlin Motorsport||Dallara F301-Mugen-Honda||British Formula 3 Championship|
|2002||Fabio Carbone||Fortec Motorsport||Dallara F302-Renault||British Formula 3 Championship|
|2003||Christian Klien||ADAC Berlin Brandenburg||Dallara F302-Mercedes||Formula 3 Euro Series|
|2004||Alexandre Prémat||ASM Formule 3||Dallara F304-Mercedes||Formula 3 Euro Series|
|2005||Lewis Hamilton||ASM Formule 3||Dallara F305-Mercedes||Formula 3 Euro Series|
|2006||Paul di Resta||ASM Formule 3||Dallara F305-Mercedes||Formula 3 Euro Series|
|2007||Nico Hülkenberg||ASM Formule 3||Dallara F305-Mercedes||Formula 3 Euro Series|
|2008||Jules Bianchi||ART Grand Prix||Dallara F308-Mercedes||Formula 3 Euro Series|
|2009||Valtteri Bottas||ART Grand Prix||Dallara F308-Mercedes||Formula 3 Euro Series|
|2010||Valtteri Bottas||ART Grand Prix||Dallara F308-Mercedes||Formula 3 Euro Series|
|2011||Felix Rosenqvist||Mücke Motorsport||Dallara F308-Mercedes||Formula 3 Euro Series|
|2012||Daniel Juncadella||Prema Powerteam||Dallara F312-Mercedes||FIA Formula 3 European Championship|
|2013||Felix Rosenqvist||KFZ-Teile24 Mücke Motorsport||Dallara F312-Mercedes||FIA Formula 3 European Championship|
|2014||Max Verstappen||Motopark||Dallara F311-Volkswagen||FIA Formula 3 European Championship|
|2015||Antonio Giovinazzi||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||Dallara F315-Volkswagen||FIA Formula 3 European Championship|
|2016||Joel Eriksson||Motopark||Dallara F316-Volkswagen||FIA Formula 3 European Championship|