Carlin has confirmed that American teenager Keyvan Andres will race for the team in the EuroFormula Open championship in 2016.
Andres joins fellow American Colton Herta and Indian racer Ameya Vaidyanathan in the three-car line-up this season having started his racing career in the United States.
The fifteen-year-old won the 2013/14 Skip Barber Winter Series, and then raced in the USF2000 Series in 2014 and 2015 before deciding to move to European competition in 2016.
“Looking at the options available to me, EuroFormula Open clearly offered a great package,” said Andres, who turns sixteen next month. “There are a lot of testing opportunities, and the calendar is impressive.
“My first experience in the F3 car was awesome and although it’s quite a big step up and a steep learning curve, I know it’s a challenge I’m ready for.
“In Carlin I’m joining one of the best F3 teams in the world so I’m excited to see what we can achieve together.”
Team owner Trevor Carlin has welcomed Andres to the team, and praised him for how he applied himself during the testing the teenager has completed with the team.
“Keyvan is making quite a step up in joining EuroFormula Open, but from the small amount of testing we’ve done with him so far, he’s applied himself extremely well and has the talent and work ethic to do well this season,” said Carlin.
“We’re seeing more and more how dedicated the youngest drivers are and EuroFormula Open presents an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of F3 before joining FIA Formula 3.
“I’m delighted that Keyvan chose Carlin as the team with which to take this next step in his career.”