Young British driver Max Fewtrell will become join the Carlin squad for his first year in MSA Formula, stepping up after a successful karting career. He won the Trofeo Andrea Margutti KFJ series in 2014 and finished third in the German KFJ championship during the same year.
Fewtrell also has experience in single seaters having competed in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 series this season. So far, the 16 year old has picked up a podium place and sits eleventh in the standings amongst a high quality field.
“I’m really excited to get going,” said Fewtrell. “Carlin is a really big name in motorsport, all the little details I learn with the team will definitely help me throughout my career. I couldn’t really ask for a better place to start my career in cars.
“The tests have gone really well, our pace is looking strong and I’ve been improving every time. The goal is definitely to win the championship this year, I can’t wait.”
Trevor Carlin of Carlin Motorsport commented on the new signing, by saying: “We’re extremely happy to have Fewtrell in the team; he’s shown great pace in testing so far, and despite his young age he has demonstrated real maturity in the car.
“As his first season in car racing, no doubt 2016 will be a steep learning curve but Max has all the necessary skills to be able to be competitive from the outset.”
Devlin DeFrancesco has already been announced as his team mate alongside experienced MSA Formula driver James Pull. Having won the teams title last year, and hosted drivers’ champion Lando Norris, the three will go into the new season as the drivers to watch.