The British racer enjoyed a fantastic maiden season in single seater racing and finished as the vice-champion in the 2020 F4 British Championship.
With an incredible nine wins and 18 podiums in total over the course of the 2020 season, O’Sullivan was a standout star and just missed out on sealing the F4 title in the dramatic final round of the season at Brands Hatch. However, O’Sullivan quickly regrouped to focus on a post-season test programme in the British Formula Three car which has paid dividends as he works with the team leading up to the first race of the 2021 season in April.
O’Sullivan becomes the first driver to be announced for Carlin’s 2020 campaign and looks forward to getting back behind the wheel as testing begins again next year.
O’Sullivan said of the upcoming season;
“My long-term goal is to reach Formula One and after a successful first season together, I’m delighted to be staying with Carlin as I take my next step towards that aim. I’ve already had three tests in the car and have really enjoyed it every time. It’s a sizeable step up from the F4 car and I always enjoy jumping into something quicker.
“On the face of it, the calendar is quite similar to last year but we get to run on the GP versions of circuits and we also go to Spa, which will be really cool. I’m really looking forward to that – I’ve driven it a lot on sims but never raced on it in real life. Last year went really well with Carlin and I’m looking forward to continuing that.”
Trevor Carlin added;
“We are thrilled to keep Zak in the Carlin family and take him to the British Formula Three Championship where he will doubtless hit the ground running.
He’s already been impressive in winter testing and has used everything he’s learnt in his brilliant debut season in 2020 and is applying that knowledge in the more powerful British F3 car. I can’t wait to see what he can achieve in 2021.”