Carlin is pleased to welcome Enaam Ahmed back to the team for an assault on the 2017 BRDC British Formula Three Championship. The British racer took part in the Formula Three Autumn Trophy with the team in 2016 and stormed to the title – so it is with pleasure that the team can announce that the successful partnership will continue for the 2017 season. Ahmed has enjoyed a strong start to his racing career including titles in various karting championships as well as having race winning success in both Formula Four and Formula Three Championships and will now take on his second full season in the BRDC British Formula Three Championship with Carlin.
Ahmed first started racing in single seaters following a successful early career in karting which saw the young Brit take the CIK-FIA World and European KF Junior Karting Championship titles aged just 14. Ahmed then moved on to the MSA Formula in 2015, finishing as the Rookie champion, before graduating to British Formula Three for 2016.
Last season was another successful one for the 16 year-old; competing in the BRDC British Formula Three Championship Ahmed took one victory and a total of five podiums on his way to finishing fifth overall in the official end of season classification. Ahmed then joined Carlin for the British F3 Autumn Trophy – a standalone event in which he took the Championship crown in style.
Ahmed has since tested with the team ahead of his second season in the highly competitive British Formula Three Championship and will line-up alongside previously announced driver James Pull at Carlin.
Ahmed said of joining the team for the upcoming season, “I am honoured to be joining Carlin for 2017. They gave me everything I needed for me to deliver in the BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy so I am really looking forward to working with them in the main championship as I have some unfinished business to attend to!”
Racing director Trevor Carlin added, “Enaam was a great asset and addition to the team when he joined us for the Autumn Trophy last year, which he went on to win. His attitude towards getting the job done was great, he impressed with his natural ability in the car and also with his strong race craft. Enaam has always been a young driver to watch since karting and even more so while we’ve been competing against him in both the MSA Formula and British Formula Three. We’re looking forward to working well together over the course of the season and look to replicate the success we enjoyed together in the Autumn Trophy.”