Carlin is pleased to confirm that Louis Delétraz will join their FIA Formula Two team for the 2019 season. The Swiss racer enjoyed a strong post-season test with the team in Abu Dhabi in which he ended as the fastest driver overall. Delétraz already has experience in the highly competitive championship after a solid season racing to tenth place overall, including a brilliant podium in Monaco, and will now join the team for a season-long assault.
21-year-old Delétraz completes Carlin’s FIA Formula Two line up on the back of the team’s hugely successful 2018 campaign which saw them clinch the Teams’ Championship at the final round in Abu Dhabi. Delétraz followed this with fantastic post-season testing form at the Yas Marina circuit in which he set the fastest lap of the three-day test. The Swiss racer also made his Formula One debut with the Haas F1 Team during the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test.
Delétraz, the 2015 Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Champion, has already raced with the team back in 2016 for a one-off event and will now make his full time return to the British team. Delétraz said of the upcoming year working together, “I’m very happy to join Carlin for the 2019 F2 season. I know the team since we already worked together in the past and the F2 post season test went perfectly. I’m really excited for 2019 to start, I already feel like at home in the team and the motivation from everyone is amazing! I’m very thankful for the amazing support and trust of my sponsors. All together we’re a strong team!”
Team Principal Trevor Carlin added, “We are so pleased to welcome Louis back to the team for the upcoming season. We’ve worked with him for one race in the 2016 and in post-season testing last month in Abu Dhabi. He’s a fantastic driver to work with and I’m sure we can have a strong season together when we hit the ground running once again next season.”
Delétraz will be on track for pre-season testing before the opening race of the2019 FIA Formula Two season kicks off in Bahrain in March.