17 cars. 5 championships. 3 continents.

About Carlin

“To bring professionalism, passion, a record of winning and team spirit to every project and championship which we are part of.  To take this Carlin ethos to every level of motorsport from the most junior to the highest echelons of our sport.”

Carlin are one of the largest teams outside Formula 1 with race winning experience in a variety of championships including British F3, Porsche Supercup, World Series by Nissan, Formula Renault 3.5, A1GP, FIA Formula 3 European Championship, GP3 Series and GP2 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.

Today, based out of the team’s bespoke facility in Farnham, Surrey, we compete in F4 British Championship, BRDC Formula 3, EuroFormula Open, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and FIA F2 Championship, as well as the European and Asian Le Mans Series.

Carlin’s 2016 championship winning Indy Lights squad and current INDYCAR team is based out of a 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 will be back in 2020 for their third INDYCAR season.


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Our success

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.  We're also 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.


Team strength

The success of the Carlin team is due to the hard work and attitude of every single team member, whether factory based on track side.  As a team we have a passion for winning and achieving the best results possible.


Team of Choice

Carlin is the team of choice for tomorrow’s racing stars – providing a well-trodden staircase to F1.  Over 350 drivers have passed through the door of the team, many of their way to the highest level of the sport.  From Vettel to Chilton, Magnussen to Norris, we are proud to have played a small part in numerous success stories.