British racer Jack Harvey will continue for a second season with 2011 Cooper Tires British F3 Championship winning team Carlin for an assault on the 2012 title. The Racing Steps Foundation backed driver had a successful 2011 season taking 4 podiums including a brilliant maiden win at the Nurburgring in Germany.
Harvey, who was the 2010 Formula BMW vice champion, will stay with Carlin, the 2011 British F3 Champions, after enjoying a promising rookie year. The 18 year-old Lincolnshire native showed his racing skills throughout his first British F3 season, with his maiden win coming at the mid-way point of the 2011 calendar at the Nurburgring circuit.
A string of strong top ten finishes and four further podiums cemented his ninth position in the 2011 overall driver standings.
The Racing Steps Foundation backed driver has spent a great deal of time over the winter period preparing for the upcoming season with Carlin. Having taken part in an extensive winter testing programme, Harvey has been consistently on the pace and impressed his team with his development as an F3 driver.
After taking his maiden win during an eventful and promising season, Harvey looks ahead to his second year with Carlin in the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series, alongside recently announced team mate Carlos Sainz jr. Harvey said, “I’m really looking forward to staying with Carlin for my second year in British Formula Three. My goal for the season is to win the 2012 Championship; I have a great team around me at Carlin who I believe can help me to achieve this ambition.”
Trevor Carlin added, “The Racing Steps Foundation, which supports Jack is an incredible initiative, and we’re very proud to be working with them again in 2012 in our fifth consecutive season together.”
“We’re delighted to have Jack back on board with us for a second season. Having made the big step up from Formula BMW, Jack really developed as a driver last year and by the middle point of the season had become a consistent front runner – the highlight of his season being a much deserved victory at the Nurburgring. With the experience of a year in F3, we expect Jack to be a championship challenger from the outset.”