Carlin is pleased to confirm that the team will be returning to the F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford EcoBoost for the 2019 season following a year-long sabbatical from the series. As Championship victors in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the team look forward to re-joining the competitive field and hitting the ground running for the upcoming 2019 season.
Having been a force to be reckoned with in the past, Carlin and the F4 British Championship have provided the optimum platform for helping to launch and build on the careers of multiple young drivers. In 2015, the inaugural year of the then-named MSA Formula, Lando Norris took the crown before Max Fewtrell and Jamie Caroline continued that race-winning success in the following seasons. Over the three years in which the team competed in the competitive championship they notched up an impressive tally of 37 wins attributed to eight different drivers.
Proving its standing within the motorsport ladder, Norris has since gone on to win multiple further championships and prepares himself for his debut season in Formula One next year while Fewtrell and Caroline are current nominees for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.
Over the course of 10 race weekends the drivers will take part in a huge total of 30 races with fantastic testing opportunities both before and during the season meaning a large amount of track time in the car. For 2019, the championship will once again visit iconic circuits such as Silverstone, Brands Hatch and Donington Park.
“We are thrilled to be heading back to the British F4 paddock for the 2019 season,” said Racing Director Trevor Carlin. “The Championship holds many happy memories for us – we won the inaugural season with Lando Norris who three years’ later is on his way to Formula 1 so we know that the championship is the perfect platform for young and talented drivers looking to launch their career in the best possible way.
“We loved being in the paddock, as part of the TOCA package, and the racing was always exciting to watch, so we look forward to being part of this again and hope to be able to announce drivers shortly.”