Rising star Enaam Ahmed has confirmed that he’ll be returning for a second season of BRDC British F3 as he attempts to claim the title. He’ll once again race for Carlin, the team he won the BRDC F3 Autumn Trophy with at the end of last season.

The 16-year-old had a strong debut in the category last season in which he took a race win and fifth place in the overall standings. He had led the points after the first round, but fell back after a poor Rockingham event.

Despite this, the Londoner maintained consistent pace and was often a regular feature towards the front of the grid. Success is no stranger to Ahmed either, having won the MSA Formula Rookie Title in 2015 with the CIK-FIA World and European KF Junior Karting Championship just the year previous.

“I am honoured to be joining Carlin for 2017.” said Ahmed. “They gave me everything I needed for me to deliver in the Duo BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy so I am really looking forward to working with them in the main championship as I have some unfinished business to attend to!”

The teams race director Trevor Carlin added: “Enaam was a great asset and addition to the team when he joined us for the Autumn Trophy last year, which he went on to win. His attitude towards getting the job done was great, he impressed with his natural ability in the car and also with his strong race craft.

“Enaam has always been a young driver to watch since karting and even more so while we’ve been competing against him in both MSA Formula and British F3. We’re looking forward to working well together over the course of the season and look to replicate the success we enjoyed together in the Autumn Trophy.”

The Autumn Trophy, which took place at a foggy Snetterton, saw much of the second day cancelled after sever weather blocked visibility. Despite this, Ahmed took two out of the three victories comfortably collecting the crown.