Carlin is pleased to confirm that Enzo Trulli will complete the team’s 2022 FIA Formula Three Championship line-up. The Italian racer first joined Carlin for a partial Euroformula Open Championship campaign last year and impressed with his speed in his debut single-seater season. Trulli, the 2021 F4UAE Champion, now makes the step-up to FIA F3 machinery and will be in Bahrain for official testing this week.
Trulli has rocketed his way into Formula racing following an impressive karting career. Jumping into single seaters for the first time competitively in early 2021, Trulli got to grips with the new challenges well as he threw himself into the F4 UAE Championship with enviable speed. His incredible rookie effort saw him claim the championship title with four victories and 13 podiums to his name.
Retuning to Europe as F4 UAE Champion, Trulli also graced the podium in EuroFormula Open. The young Italian’s first podium came in at Portimao before podiums for Carlin at Monza and Barcelona. A strong end to the season saw Trulli finish seventh overall, an impressive feat in his first season of car racing.
Son of former F1 racer Jarno Trulli, the 16-year-old is already looking to follow in his father’s footsteps as he joins the F1 support series. Trulli is the third and final driver in Carlin’s Formula Three line-up to be announced and will take on the nine-round season alongside teammates ZakO’Sullivan and Brad Benavides.
Enzo Trulli said about the upcoming season, “It is with great pleasure that I announce my commitment with Carlin for the 2022 FIA F3Championship. I am so happy to stay in the Carlin family for this fantastic experience, after a very successful first season with them in the Euroformula. I am truly thankful to Trevor Carlin and the team for believing in me.
“Of course, it's going to be a learning season for me, considering the limited experience I have and the limited mileage available in the car. Yet, I'm ready to work hard and to support the team’s work and progress, in order to bring Carlin on the top of the F3 list. It is such a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to starting the learning process!”
Racing Director Trevor Carlin added, “Enzo has made are markable start to his single seater career. He impressed us greatly with his performances in Euroformula Open despite having extremely limited experience.His performance in the rain in Monza, his first ever wet single-seater race, was particularly indicative as to his mindset and approach. This season will be massive learning curve for him. FIA F3is a hugely competitive series and a huge ask for a driver in only their second season of racing. Enzo needs to focus on learning and taking something from each weekend. We are thrilled to be working with him and look forward to helping him progress with each race.”
Trulli will be on track for official testing this week from 1st – 3rd March.