Carlin is pleased to confirm that American racer Cameron Das joins the team for an assault on the 2018 Euroformula Open Championship. Das, who raced with the team last season, will continue his relationship with the British squad as he looks ahead to a full season in the exciting European Championship. 17-year-old Das already has experience of the Euroformula Open car having used the latter half of the 2017 season to take part in selected rounds.
Looking forward to his second season racing in Europe Das has already raced in a variety of cars despite his young age. Taking to single seater racing cars in 2016 he immediately made an impression and dominated throughout the F4 US Championship to become the undisputed Champion accumulating a total of nine victories along the way.
Seizing an opportunity to come to the UK, Das spent the 2017 season competing in the BRDC British Formula Three Championship with success which led him to a stand out victory at Rockingham and a strong number of podiums throughout the course of the season. Keen to continue his experiences in Europe, Das competed in the latter part of the Euroformula Open Championship and was a regular top ten finisher.
Having already competed in the Toyota Racing Series New Zealand this year, Das will now join Carlin for an attack on the 2018 Euroformula Open Championship as he aims to build on the experience he gained last season. Looking ahead to the full season he said, “I am elated to announce that I’ll be racing in the Euroformula Open Championship with Carlin this year. The championship is incredibly strong, and it offers a platform which I believe will prepare me well for other European championships in the future. I’m glad I have the opportunity to work with Carlin again which has had an incredible influence in my development so far. I have no doubts that we will be championship contenders from the start. They truly have an A-list group of people working on our 2018 effort. I am especially excited to work with Harvey Spencer as my engineer, so I feverishly anticipate our results this year.
“I am incredibly grateful for my sponsors, the Bertil Roos Racing School and Autobahn Indoor Speedway, for helping to make my wildest dreams a reality.”
Reflecting on the announcement, Racing Director Trevor Carlin said, “We are thrilled to welcome Cameron to our Euroformula Open team for the 2018 season. We’ve enjoyed working with him since he first starting testing with us before he raced in the BRDC British F3 Championship in one of our cars. He’s already had a taste of the Euroformula Open car in racing conditions so we’re very much looking forward to the upcoming season working together where we know he will be a podium and race winning contender throughout.”
Das will be on track later this week for the second Euroformula Open test at Paul Ricard.