Indy Lights

Carlin return to Indy Lights in the 2021 season, following a three-year break - where they were multiple race winners and champions in the INDYCAR feeder series.

Carlin started their first Indy Lights programme in the best possible fashion in 2015, claiming the first three race victories of the season and going on to mount a championship campaign that saw the team compete for the title until the season finale. They finished their first season in the US third in the Drivers’ standings and second in the Teams’ championship.

The team took championship honours in only its second season in Indy Lights, claiming the 2017 Drivers’ title with Ed Jones as well as the Teams’ championship title.  

Introduced in 2015, the current Indy Lights car features a 450bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine produced by AER. The car also features a 50bhp push-to-pass feature and races on Cooper Tires, a manufacturer that Carlin are already familiar with through the team’s multiple British F3 titles. With a chassis from Dallara, the Indy Lights series also sees Carlin continue a long relationship with the Italian race car manufacturer. Lighter than its predecessor at 635kg and with more power, the IL-15 is an exciting challenge for young drivers.

The Series is also the perfect training ground for young drivers. Of the 2021 Indianapolis 500 starting grid, 20 learnt their craft in the Indy Lights Series, with a total of seven former Indy Lights champions on the grid.

After a short sabbatical, Carlin return to the series in 2021.  Alex Peroni joins the team from the FIA F3 Championship in Europe, partnering Christian Bogle who joins from the USF2000 series.

Vehicle Specs


2.0 liter, turbocharged four-cylinder - 450 HP (+50 HP Push-to-Pass)


Ricardo 6-speed semi-automatic

Overall Weight:

1380 - 1400 lbs / 635 kg (+ driver)


PFC rotors (309 mmx28mm), calipers (aluminum monoblock) and pads


Sandwich Carbon/aluminium honeycomb structure made by Dallara

Wheels & Tyres:

Cooper Tires (Slick and rain compounds)

Patented Motegi Racing aluminum wheels with techno-mesh design - 15"x10" front, 15"x14" rear


2971 mm


Length: 192 inches / 4876 mm

Width: 76 inches / 1930 mm


Top Speed: 210+mph (Oval configuration)
Max. braking deceleration: -3.5 G
Max. lateral acceleration: +/- 3.6 G



2021 FIA Formula 2 - Rounds 1&2
27-28 March 2021

Barber Motorsports Park

2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 1-2
15-18 April 2021

St. Petersburg

2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 3-4
23-25 April 2021

Indianapolis GP

2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 5-6
13-15 May 2021

Belle Isle

2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 7-8
12-13 June 2021

Road America

2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 9-10
17-20 June 2021


2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 11-12
2-4 July 2021


2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 13-14
9-11 July 2021

WWT Raceway

2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 15-16
19-21 August 2021


2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 17-18
9-12 September 2021

Laguna Seca

2021 INDY LIGHTS: Rounds 19-20
17-19 September 2021