Team USA scholar Bryce Aron has joined Carlin for the 2021 BRDC British Formula 3 season.
Aron raced Formula Fords in 2019 and 2020 and has established himself both in America and across the pond.
After finishing third in F1600 Championship Series in 2019 with eight podiums, Aron moved to the UK in 2020 with Low Dempsey Racing, finishing fourth in Castle Combe FF1600 and fifth in the BRSCC National Championship.
Aron is the first Team USA driver to score a podium and a top-five finish in the Walter Hayes Trophy and Formula Ford Festival.
The 17-year-old said of the move, “I’m massively excited for the season ahead and this next chapter in my career.”
“2020 was a big year for me, not only as a driver but also as a person living so far away from home for the first time.
“I had the opportunity to test the F3 car at the end of last year and was blown away by the power and the grip the car has, it’s certainly a big step up from the Formula Ford car I had been driving previously.
“No doubt 2021 will be a steep learning curve for me but I’m so excited to be joining Carlin, a team with such a strong history in F3 and the junior formulae.
“To be following in the footsteps of so many incredible drivers that have come through the team feels really exciting.”
Aron’s compatriot Kaylen Frederick won the British F3 Championship last season with Carlin. He has yet to announce his 2021 plans, but indicated last year he would be looking at Euroformula Open and FIA Formula 3 for this campaign.
Carlin team principal Trevor Carlin added,
“We are pleased to welcome Bryce to the Carlin family for the upcoming British Formula 3 season and look forward to working with him closely this year and watching him develop in this highly competitive championship at some great British circuits.
“British F3 is a fantastic proving ground for young talent and Bryce will benefit from plenty of test and race mileage in this important learning year.
“He has a really mature attitude and the team have been really impressed with his application so far. We look forward to working with him this year.”
Aron completes Carlin’s three-car line-up for British F3 this season, with F4 British Championship graduates Christian Mansell and Zak O’Sullivan having been announced for the Farnham team in January.