With the addition of a Formula 3 Racecar announced for the upcoming Ottawa Gatineau Intenrational Auto Show lineup, it proves once again that the show in the nation’s capital is always on the cutting edge.
The F3 car coming to the show is owned by Sylvain La Salle, who hails from Gatineau. La Salle is eager to share the car with the public and shared the following information about the car with us.
French chassis constructor Mygale, which was responsible for production. The result, designated “FB02”, was a compact design, with a carbon-fibre composite tub constructed to the safety standards of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (motorsport’s world governing body). The bodywork is made from a kevlar composite. At 3.975 m (13.041 ft) in length, it was larger than a Formula Ford 1600.
The engine was sourced from BMW’s motorcycle division: it is a near-standard K1200RS motorcycle engine, in an inline four-cylinder configuration, with a capacity of 1171 cc, and a power output of 140 hp (100 kW). Drive is through a single-plateclutch and a six-speed sequential gearbox, produced by Hewland. The complete car weighs 455 kg without fuel and driver. Top speed of the car is 240 km/h.
|TYPE||Formule BMW FB2|
|ENGINE||BMW K1200 RS, 4 Cylinders, 16 valves|
|SUSPENSION||Front: Pushrod monodamperRear: Pushrod twin damper|
|GEARBOX||Hewland FTR 200, sequential, 6 forward speed, reverse|
|BRAKE DISC||Solid disc|
|TYRES||Michelin S 210 – 20/54-13 (front) and 22/54-13 (rear)|
|WHEEL RIMS||OZ racing8″ x 13″(front)10″ X 13″ (rear)|
|CHASSIS||Carbone FIA F3 2002|
|FUEL TANK||42 liters (FIA FT3-Norm)|
|REVS MAX||9000 tr/mn|
|SHOCK ABSORBERS||SACHS SP3|
|LENGTH||3 975 mm|
|WIDTH||1 740 mm|
The addition of Sylvain La Salle’s F3 race car to the Ottawa Gatineau Auto Show brings not only racing excitement to the event, but also more Canadian content, because the car was originally stationed in Halifax as part of the Formula Atlantic series, and the racing team there.
The 2020 Ottawa Gatineau Ottawa Auto Show runs March 19th to 22nd at the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa.
Tickets are available online at a discount at: https://autoshowottawa.tix123.com/