Carlin

 “We bring professionalism, passion, a record of winning and team spirit to every project and championship which we are part of.

"We take this Carlin ethos to every level of motorsport from the most junior to the highest echelons of our sport.”

Our History

Carlin are one of the largest teams outside Formula 1 with race winning experience in a variety of championships.

The success of the team reaches across single-seater, GT3 and LMP2 categories including: British F3, Porsche Supercup, World Series by Nissan, Formula Renault 3.5, A1GP, FIA Formula 3 European Championship, GP3 Series. GP2 Series, FIA Formula 2 and European Le Mans Series.

Some of today’s most successful drivers have passed through the doors of Carlin, including racers in F1, IndyCar, WTCC and DTM.  F1 drivers such as Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Kevin Magnussen and Carlos Sainz among others, add up to almost half of the current F1 field who are Carlin alumni.

Part of the Capsicum group, the management team at Carlin provide a great combination of business skills and racing knowledge. Ensuring a stable business base for the team are CEO Grahame (Chily) Chilton, long-term motorsport enthusiast, and Trevor Carlin, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge in motorsport.

Our Teams

Carlin competes in 8 different championships, across single-seater and Le Mans Series racing categories.

Today, based out of the team’s bespoke facility in Farnham, Surrey, Carlin compete in F4 British Championship, BRDC British Formula 3, EuroFormula Open, the FIA Formula 3 Championship and FIA Formula 2 Championship, as well as the European and Asian Le Mans Series.

Carlin’s 2016 championship winning Indy Lights squad and the current INDYCAR team is based out of a bespoke US workshop in Delray Beach, Florida.

After joining the NTT IndyCar Series in 2018 with two fulltime entries, the team returned for the 2019 season and continued into 2020 for their third INDYCAR season.

2021 will see the team re-join the Indy Lights programme, dovetailing this with their fourth INDYCAR campaign.

Our Success

Carlin is one of the most successful racing teams in the world, taking over 400 victories in their history - with some of the greatest drivers to grace the sport.

At Carlin we pride ourselves on a reputation for winning races and helping drivers achieve their racing ambitions.  

The team have nine British F3 titles to its name, three titles in Formula Renault 3.5, two titles in the GP3 Series, six titles in British F4 and over 400 race wins and 1000 podiums across numerous championships.  

Carlin arealso the first UK team to win titles in America, claiming the 2016 Indy Lights teams' and drivers' titles.
The facilities within Carlin together with our team sprit ensures the team are focused on continuing this level of success.