I still think not Richard - you are quite right the invite to Brands was to get bums on seats in an attempt to get the minimum average entry for the year in order to apply for Championship status in 2009.Richard Purcell wrote: Also as far as club F3, when they struggle to meat minimum grids, the regs will change to get bums in seats as they did at the end 08.
Anyone want to buy a 2001 dallara without engine I for one will not do this twice.
What the planning meeting clearly showed was none of the drivers actually cared whether it was a championship or series and those stakeholders excluding the driver had no idea of the difference anyhow. Therefore I don't think they will try to 'fix' any deviation to the min average in '09 and hence won't have an invition class.
Furthermore, the most pressing issue (which was important for drivers) is they will not want to put at risk their dispensation to run lower than 40mm ride height by running cars that are not true F3 spec.