British F3 champions Carlin have stated that they have no plans to enter the 2001 Formula 1 World Championship, contrary to rumours that have recently been appearing in the media.
The team, who currently participate in Formula 3, Formula Renault and the inaugural GP3 Series, say they have not submitted an application to be part of next seasons F1 grid.
Carlin’s Racing Director Trevor Carlin did not rule out an application in later seasons, but insisted that the team, for now, remain focussed on the series they are currently competing in:
“While F1 may be a long-term goal for the team, we have not submitted an application for the 2011 season, nor are we in any position to do so. At the moment we are 100 per cent focused on our current programmes and continue to put all our efforts into winning championships and races in the junior categories.”