Harvey hoping to stay at Carlin in 2012
22 July 2011 – Jack Harvey has explained that another term in British Formula 3 at the highly successful Carlin squad would be his preferred option next year, with the 2010 Formula BMW Europe runner-up admitting that continuity is an important factor to consider.
After being hindered by various issues at the start of his debut campaign in British F3, the Briton's form in recent races has seen him move consistently up the order, claiming strong points finishes before going on to record his first category win at the Nürburgring.
"There were a host of reasons at the start of the season why on the whole we were not that great, really," Harvey told GPUpdate.net. "It wasn’t just me, it wasn’t just the team, it was a little bit of both but we've really started working through those problems. It’s been a difficult start but we’re definitely on the up again now, we’ve got the momentum back."
The 18-year-old went on to talk about his feelings after the victory, explaining that it was the perfect way to bounce back from the problems endured in the first handful of rounds.
"It’s an awesome feeling, moments like that are what all of the drivers and teams work hard for," he commented. "It was really good to ‘break the duck’ in our first season, but I think it was more special in a way because of how difficult the start of the year had been. To go to the Nürburgring and have our first win at such a great circuit was quite a special moment."
When asked if he plans to spend another year at Carlin, Harvey replied: "Yeah I hope so, the team are really good. It would be good to stay in the same team for the continuity of people. Sometimes you can’t time it on a stop-watch, but having the same people around you definitely helps.
"It would be nice to stay in Formula 3 for everything I’ve learnt this year, to really put it into practice next year. Certainly, when I have my say in what we should do, it should be to stay with Carlin and do British F3 again."
Jack Harvey was talking to GPUpdate.net's Mike Seymour
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