Carlin’s FIA Formula 3 European Championship team welcomes Weiron Tan this weekend, as the Malaysian born racer joins the team’s regular drivers Alessio Lorandi, Ryan Tveter and Peter Li at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. Tan, who last season competed in the Pro Mazda Series, will make his debut in the championship today.
Just days after the team tasted victory at the Pau Grand Prix thanks to the efforts of Alessio Lorandi, the FIA Formula 3 drivers are back in the action this weekend for the fourth round of the championship at Red Bull Ring.
Making his debut with the team will be 21 year-old Tan, a race winner in the 2015 Pro Mazda Series. The American based racer claimed four wins last season and a total of six podiums on his way to fourth in the standings. Previous to Pro Mazda, Weiron raced in German F3 and so has experience of the challenging Red Bull circuit the drivers will compete on this weekend. The young Malaysian claimed two victories at the end of his German F3 campaign, having graduated at the start of the season as vice champion from the Formula Renault BARC championship.
Speaking about the weekend, Tan said, “I’m very grateful for the opportunity Trevor has given me this weekend and it’s great to be part of Carlin family. Obviously my goal is to come here and learn as much as I can; progression is absolutely key. I don’t have any expectations, these guys have already done loads of testing and three race events already so already have a lot more mileage than me. I’m focusing on doing as much as I can and hopefully doing a good job for the team.”
Trevor Carlin added, “We’re delighted to have Weiron join us this weekend. We were able to watch his progress pretty closely last season in the Pro Mazda Series which runs on the Mazda Road to Indy alongside Indy Lights. He has a great attitude both in and out of the car and I’m very pleased we finally have chance to work together. It will be a tough learning curve for Weiron this weekend; adapting back to an F3 car against drivers that have been preparing and racing in the series for several months, but if he focuses on making steps forward with every session, we’ll be very pleased.”
Track action kicks off with practice this morning.