Harry Tincknell carries his career in Formula 3 this season, as he now makes the move to the FIA European F3 Championship, sticking with the well-established, multiple title-winning outfit Carlin Motorsport for 2013. Devon-based Tincknell, who has five race wins in Formula 3 to his credit, now joins the bigger playing field, having finished 5th overall in last year’s British Inernational Series, and along the way, claimed four victories and nine podium finishes.
He will be joined by Canada’s Nicholas Latifi, as well as former GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough and Jordan King, who are both rookies in the category this season. Tincknell is no stranger himself to winning in Europe, having scored a noticeable victory at the Norisring, as well as placing 9th in the Macau Grand Prix, the mecca of all F3 events.
The 21-year-old has been hard at work in the off-season, with a high-paced development program well underway for the youngster on both physical fitness and simulator work, as he has been in Holland on a state-of-the-art racing simulator, feeling good after some great work: “I’ve been beating all the records in the simulator and I’ve been beating all my personal bests in the gym.”
He looks forward to continuing his work with Carlin, as well as being able to build on his successes with the team from 2012: “I learned a lot last year and have improved over the winter. I’m ready to mix it with the best guys in Europe and claim as many race wins as possible and hopefully the championship.”
“I’m extremely pleased to have four such talented drivers with us for the season ahead, “ explained team boss, Trevor Carlin, who says that Harry’s experience in the category will be key to any success for the team, who have set themselves high goals for this season, and with Tincknell on board, success could come early, when the revs are high, and the lights go out…