DeFrancesco joins Carlin for final F3 rounds
20 September 2017 – Devlin DeFrancesco will join Carlin's European Formula 3 line-up for the final two rounds of the 2017 season at the Red Bull Ring and Hockenheim.
Canadian racer DeFrancesco, 17, already races with Carlin in the Euroformula Open Championship and will be running a dual campaign for the rest of the year.
He sits fourth in the Open standings, having claimed four podiums, including a trio of second place finishes.
"I'm really excited for this opportunity to race in the final two rounds of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship," said DeFrancesco, a race winner in British F4.
"It's a great championship and a track I'm really looking forward to racing at.
"It's going to be a big challenge for my first weekend in the series, however also a good experience for me.
"I'm aiming for points from this weekend – I'll be fighting hard for good results and looking for a successful weekend."
Racing Director Trevor Carlin added: "He is an extremely passionate racer and puts his all in to everything he races – which he will no doubt do again this weekend in Austria.
"He's really growing as a driver and coming in to his own in the Euroformula Open Championship, especially having secured a double podium last time out at Silverstone.
"We know that he will be racing hard out there as he makes his debut in FIA Formula 3."
DeFrancesco will team up with regular drivers Lando Norris, Ferdinand Habsburg and Jehan Daruvala.