Cameron Das will join Carlin for the 2017 BRDC British F3 Series. Das, the inaugural US Formula Four Champion, now looks ahead to his first full season racing in Europe following on from an impressive 2016 season. Das contested the 2016 BRDC Autumn Trophy with Carlin and will be getting back up to speed soon as pre-season testing resumes shortly. Das joins already confirmed drivers James Pull and Enaam Ahmed in Carlin’s 2017 line-up.
Das has already enjoyed an incredible start to his single seat racing career – taking on two championships in 2016 the 16 year-old was a force to be reckoned with in the inaugural US Formula Four Championship. Das scored an amazing eight straight victories in the latter half of the season to dominate proceedings and go on to take the title as his own. Alongside this, Das also competed in the USF2000 Championship claiming a season best result of eighth around the streets of Toronto.
Das has been testing the BRDC British Formula Three car with Carlin over the course of a structured test programme in 2016, following an appearance in the BRDC Autumn Trophy with the team last year. The young American has been working well and further getting to grips with the car as he looks ahead to his first season of racing in Europe.
Das said of the upcoming year, “British Formula Three feels like the natural next step in my racing development. I’ve already had a chance to see Carlin in action and I couldn’t be more excited to spend the 2017 season with them. I really appreciate the support from my sponsor Autobahn Indoor Speedway and other partners for allowing me to embark on this incredible opportunity. I cannot wait for the first race weekend.”
Racing Director Trevor Carlin added, “It’s great news to have Cameron joining us for the 2017 season. His stats speak for themselves; it takes a lot for a driver to dominate any part of the season in the way that Cameron did with US Formula Four last year, both physically and mentally, so we’re looking forward to welcoming him to the team. He has already been testing with us and working well with his team mates [James Pull and Enaam Ahmed] so we’re certainly looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together in 2017.”