Our Indy Lights Team Profile
Carlin started its 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. Finishing our first season in the US third in the Drivers’ standings and second in the Teams’ championship, the Carlin team took championship honours in only it’s second season in Indy Lights, claiming the 2016 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. A large percentage of the INDYCAR field learnt their race craft in the Indy Lights Series. Part of the Road to Indy, the Series’ increased scholarship package valued at $1,289,425 million guarantees entry into at least three NTT INDYCAR SERIES events for 2022 including the Indianapolis 500 for the Champion and the addition of an Indy car test at the conclusion of the season for each of the top-three finishers in the championship.
Carlin return to the series in 2021. Alex Peroni joins the team from the FIA F3 Championship in Europe while Christian Bogle makes the step up from the USF 2000 Championship.
450bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged
Dallara - carbon fibre
Cooper Tires slicks