New F3 Drivers Announced As Silly Season Hots Up


Ed Jones gets a prized drive with Carlin for 2014 (Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography)

Two new drivers have been announced for the FIA F3 European Championship as the silly season has well and truly got under way.

The first F3 announcement was the move of Ed Jones, the Dubai based F3 Open Champion has announced he will be driving for Carlin following in the footsteps of Formula One stars Daniil Kvyat, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Chilton who have all raced for the team in their progression up the racing ladder.

The 18-year-old had this to say about the move: “Carlin has a fantastic reputation in Formula 3 and it is very exciting to be joining the team for the 2014 season. I completed several days testing with the team before Christmas and really enjoyed driving the car. I can’t wait to get on track for the first official test and build on our progress over the winter.”

Jones already has plenty of single seater experience, competing in Formula Renault NEC and the Euro Series as well as an F3 Euro Series round at Hockenheim in 2013.

The second driver named as an F3 driver in 2014 was Spike Goddard. The Australian ace has decided to compete in a second season with T-Sport, the team he has raced for since British F3 in 2012.

T-Sport Team Principal Russell Eacott said: “European F3 is the highest level of F3 racing so it is a massive challenge for all of the drivers and makes them work for the results. With the knowledge that Spike has gained in 2013 we look forward to fighting for points in the coming season.”

Expect more changes and moves to be announced in the coming weeks as the first round at Silverstone becomes closer and closer.