Carlin targeting immediate GP2 success
21 September 2010 – Carlin Motorsport will become part of the GP2 Series between 2011 and 2013, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon as championship organisers revealed a 13-team line-up. The confirmation therefore signals one of the most significant days in the history of the British squad.
Already a legendary name in Formula 3, Carlin has picked up the British title no less than six times, with the most recent having been with France’s Jean-Eric Vergne in 2010. They also currently lead Renault’s World Series with Russia’s Mikhail Aleshin at the wheel.
“This will further strengthen our reputation as a learning ground for young drivers and completes our staircase to F1,” comments team head Trevor Carlin.
“GP2 has long been an aim for us and we're now in the position where we have the on-track ability and financial security, as part of the Capsicum Motorsport group, to be able to give the series the dedication and attention that it deserves.
“With a new car and new tyres in 2011, this is an ideal opportunity to enter the series as a new team. We are already preparing for the first race of the GP2 Asia Series and aim to be competitive from the outset.”