Carlin omitted from updated 2017 GP2 list
7 January 2017 – Carlin has been omitted from the updated list of entrants for this season's GP2 championship, reducing the number of teams committed to the series to just 10.
Carlin entered the category in 2011 and twice finished runner-up in the Teams' standings, producing Formula 1 graduates including Max Chilton, Felipe Nasr and Jolyon Palmer.
However, Carlin has regressed across the last couple of seasons, finishing a winless 10th in the 2016 standings, in front of only Arden.
A revised GP2 list of entrants confirms that 10 teams have committed to the 2017 championship, the lowest number of participants since the series was inaugurated in 2005.
A potential 11th team has been listed as 'TBA'; Hilmer Motorsport, which competed from 2013-15, last November announced its intentions to return to the category.
Five drivers have so far been confirmed for this year's championship; Ferrari juniors Charles Leclerc and Antonio Fuoco will race for Prema, while Louis Delétraz and Gustav Malja will line-up with Racing Engineering.
Red Bull protégé Sérgio Sette Câmara will graduate to the category with MP Motorsport.
Meanwhile, an updated GP3 roster has confirmed that the seven teams which competed in the 2016 championship will return this year.
No drivers have yet been confirmed for the upcoming GP3 campaign.
Neither GP2 nor GP3 has announced its calendar for 2017.