The 17-year-old American joins Carlin after being the first driver in Team USA’s 30-year history to finish with a podium and a top five in the two iconic Formula Ford events – the Walter Hayes Trophy and Formula Ford Festival.
Aron made his racing debut in the UK this past year following a successful 2019 F1600 Championship campaign which saw him finish third overall with eight podiums in total. Despite the restrictions COVID-19 placed on the 2020 season, the Team USA Scholarship winner nevertheless achieved 12 podiums while racing in the U.K.
Aron said of the upcoming season, “I’m massively excited for the season ahead and this next chapter in my career. 2020 was a big year for me, not only as a driver but also as a person living so far away from home for the first time. I had the opportunity to test the F3 car at the end of last year and was blown away by the power and the grip the car has, it’s certainly a big step up from the Formula Ford car I had been driving previously.
“No doubt 2021 will be a steep learning curve for me but I’m so excited to be joining Carlin, a team with such a strong history in F3 and the junior formulas. To be following in the footsteps of so many incredible drivers that have come through the team feels really exciting.”
Trevor Carlin added, “We are pleased to welcome Bryce to the Carlin family for the upcoming British Formula 3 season and look forward to working with him closely this year and watching him develop in this highly competitive championship at some great British circuits. British F3 is a fantastic proving ground for young talent and Bryce will benefit from plenty of test and race mileage in this important learning year. He has a really mature attitude and the team have been really impressed with his application so far. We look forward to working with him this year.”
Aron will be out on track with his previously announced Formula Three teammates Zak O’Sullivan and Christian Mansell, for pre-season testing before the opening race of the season at Brands Hatch from 21 – 23 May.