Carlin to skip Nurburgring, Imola rounds after Lorandi, Tveter depart


Alessio Lorandi - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

The resumption of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship season at the Nurburgring this weekend will see Carlin missing from the entry list following the decision of both Alessio Lorandi and Ryan Tveter to call time on their season.

The team will not participate in either this weekend in Germany or in the following round at the beginning of October at Imola, but are hopeful of returning for the season finale at the Hockenheimring with a three-car entry.

Tveter had already withdrawn from the team but Carlin were hopeful of finding a team-mate for Lorandi, only for the Pau Grand Prix winner to also terminate his season with three rounds to go.  Lorandi currently sits eleventh in the championship standings with one other podium finish in Zandvoort on top of his Pau win, while Tveter is sixteenth with a best race finish of seventh.

Weiron Tan, who had been scheduled to contest the remainder of the European Formula 3 rounds with the team, has also decided to focus his resources elsewhere, with a testing programme with Carlin’s Indy Lights team now his priority.

The withdrawing of Carlin means the field at the Nurburgring could be as low as seventeen cars, around half of what was being field at rounds in 2015.