Carlin Motorsport

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United Kingdom Carlin
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Full name Carlin
Founded 1996
Base Farnham, United Kingdom
Founder/s Trevor Carlin
Team principal/s Trevor Carlin
Technical director David Brown
Race drivers 3. Brazil Felipe Nasr

4. Colombia Julián Leal[1]

GP2 Series record
Debut 2011
Races competed 64
Teams' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 4
Pole positions 4
Fastest laps 3
Other Series
Current Series GP2 Series
GP3 Series
FIA European F3
FIA Formula E
MSA Formula
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
Former Series A1 Grand Prix
Porsche Supercup
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
Formula 3 Euro Series
British F3
Drivers' Titles 2001 British F3 (Sato)
2003 British F3 (v. d. Merwe)
2005 British F3 (Parente)
2008 British F3 (Alguersuari)
2009 British F3 (Ricciardo)
2010 British F3 (Vergne)
2010 FR3.5 (Aleshin)
2011 FR3.5 (Wickens)
2011 British F3 (Nasr)
2012 British F3 (Harvey)
2013 British F3 (King)
2014 GP3 (Lynn)
Teams' Titles 2006 Formula BMW UK
2011 Formula Renault 3.5
2014 GP3

Carlin,[2] formerly Carlin Motorsport, is a motor racing team based in the United Kingdom. It currently competes in four championships — GP2 Series, GP3 Series, FIA European Formula 3 Championship and FIA Formula E. In 2015, Carlin will compete in the MSA Formula.

Originally found in 1996 by Trevor Carlin and Martin Stone, Carlin has competed in Porsche Supercup, Nissan World Series, Formula BMW UK, World Series by Renault, F3 Euro Series, British F3, FIA European F3 Championship, FIA Formula E, GP3 Series and GP2 Series all with race winning success.

In 2009, Carlin Motorsport was reborn as Carlin, part of the Capsicum Motorsport Group headed up by Grahame Chilton and Rupert Swallow.

Carlin has provided a well-trodden staircase to F1. Over 200 drivers have passed through the doors of the team, many on their way to the highest echelons of the sport, including F1 drivers Nico Rosberg, Robert Kubica, Sebastian Vettel, Jaime Alguersuari, Daniel Ricciardo, Max Chilton, Narain Karthikeyan, Jean-Eric Vergne and Kevin Magnussen.

History[edit]

A1 GP[edit]

In the 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season, Carlin were contracted to run the Lebanon,[3] Portugal[4] and Japan entries. The team stuck with just the Lebanon team for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons before switching to the Korea team in 2008-09 before the series folded next season.

British Formula Three[edit]

The team has been competing in the British Formula Three Championship since 1997. The team achieved their first victory with Narain Karthikeyan in 1999 and since 2011, has won 9 championships to become the most successful team in British F3 history. The champions are Takuma Sato (2001), Alan van der Merwe (2003), Álvaro Parente (2005), Jaime Alguersuari (2008), Daniel Ricciardo (2009), Jean-Éric Vergne (2010), Felipe Nasr (2011) Jack Harvey (2012) and Jordan King (2013).

Formula Nissan/Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Mikhail Aleshin driving for Carlin at the Donington Park round of the 2007 World Series by Renault season.

The team has been contesting in the series since 2003, and have won a race in the series every year since then. The team has won two drivers titles and one team championship. The champions are Mikhail Aleshin and Robert Wickens in 2010 and 2011 respectively.

GP3[edit]

The team joined the GP3 Series in 2010 for its inaugural season, which it finished 5th in the championship with 42 points overall. In its second season in 2011, the team finished 9th overall. In the 2012the team finished third in the teams' standings and third in the drivers' championship after a strong season from Antonio Felix da Costa and team mates Alex Brundle and Will Buller. Carlin were fourth in the teams' standings at the end of the 2013 season.

GP2[edit]

The team joined the GP2 Series in 2011 for the first time. The team's lead driver was Max Chilton—a former Carlin driver in British F3—whilst the second seat was initially taken by Mikhail Aleshin, who had won the Formula Renault 3.5 Series championship with the team the previous year. He soon ran out of financial support and was replaced by Oliver Turvey (another former Carlin driver in other series), who made a one-off appearance before being replaced in turn by Álvaro Parente (the 2005 British F3 champion with Carlin).

For the 2012 season, the team formed a partnership with the Marussia Formula One team. Chilton retained his seat and improved dramatically, taking two race victories on his way to fourth place in the drivers' championship. His team-mate was Rio Haryanto, promoted from the Marussia-backed Manor Motorsport GP3 Series team. He finished 14th in the championship with a pole position and a fastest lap, and Carlin improved to fifth place in the teams' championship.

In the 2013 season, Carlin improved once again with drivers Felipe Nasr and Jolyon Palmer, taking two wins in total and nine podiums. Nasr was a contender for the drivers' title up until the final stages of the season. An eventful season finale saw the team lose out on the teams' championship to Russian Time, with both finishing on equal points but Russian Time taking more wins over the course of the season.

Nasr will leave the team at the end of the 2014 season to race for Sauber in Formula One.

Formula One[edit]

In April 2006, Trevor Carlin confirmed that the team had applied for a place in the Formula One World Championship from the 2008 season,[5] although this was later rejected, in favour of the Prodrive application. They were linked with applying again in 2011, but the team denied this insisting it was concentrating on success in the junior formulas.[6]

Lets Race to Reality[edit]

In 2014, Carlin announced that they had teamed up with Surrey based simulator experience company, Lets Race. Open to any driver over 16, Lets Race to Reality's first round is held at the Lets Race simulator facility in Horley. The winners of the first round are invited to a karting event at Buckmore Park kart circuit in Kent, before a final selection process at Carlin's factory in Farnham. Finalists take part in various exercises, including a session in the team's professional simulator with a race engineer. The candidates then take part in an interview process with racing professionals, including Trevor Carlin and John Surtees. The winner of the event will receive a full day's testing in a Formula 3 car at Pembrey Circuit in Wales.

Piers Prior won the first competition in 2014, and completed his test at Pembrey in Jake Dennis' car.

Complete series results[edit]

GP2 Series[edit]

GP2 Series Results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Points D.C. T.C.
2011 Dallara-Mecachrome United Kingdom Max Chilton 18 0 0 0 4 20th 13th
Russia Mikhail Aleshin 6 0 0 0 0 32nd
United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 2 0 0 0 0 25th
Portugal Álvaro Parente 8 0 0 0 8 16th
2012 Dallara-Mecachrome United Kingdom Max Chilton 24 2 2 0 169 4th 5th
Indonesia Rio Haryanto 24 0 1 1 38 14th
2013 Dallara-Mecachrome Brazil Felipe Nasr 22 0 0 0 154 4th 2nd
United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer 22 2 1 2 119 7th
2014 Dallara-Mecachrome Brazil Felipe Nasr 6 1 0 0 57 2nd 2nd
Colombia Julián Leal 6 0 0 1 48 4th

GP3 Series[edit]

GP3 Series results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Dallara-Renault United Kingdom Dean Smith 16 0 0 0 1 24 7th 5th
United States Josef Newgarden 16 0 1 0 0 8 18th
Brazil Lucas Foresti 10 0 0 0 1 7 19th
Russia Mikhail Aleshin 2 0 0 0 0 0 37th
Portugal António Félix da Costa 4 0 0 0 0 3 26th
2011 Dallara-Renault France Tom Dillmann 2 0 1 0 1 15 14th† 9th
United States Conor Daly 16 0 0 0 0 10 17th
Brazil Leonardo Cordeiro 16 0 0 0 0 0 30th
Canada Daniel Morad 4 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
2012 Dallara-Renault Portugal António Félix da Costa 16 3 1 6 6 132 3rd 3rd
United Kingdom William Buller 16 1 0 0 1 20 15th
United Kingdom Alex Brundle 16 0 0 0 1 19 16th
2013 Dallara-AER United Kingdom Nick Yelloly 16 0 0 1 4 107 6th 4th
United Kingdom Alexander Sims 6 1 0 1 3 77 8th†
Argentina Eric Lichtenstein 10 0 0 0 0 0 22nd
Macau Luís Sá Silva 16 0 0 0 0 0 23rd
2014 Dallara-AER United Kingdom Alex Lynn 14 3 2 3 7 173 1st 1st
United Kingdom Emil Bernstorff 14 1 0 1 4 111 4th
Macau Luís Sá Silva 14 0 0 0 0 6 18th

FIA European Formula 3 Championship[edit]

Carlin currently runs two teams in European F3, under the names of Carlin and Jagonya Ayam with Carlin.

As Carlin[edit]

FIA European Formula 3 Championship results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2012 Dallara F312-Volkswagen United Kingdom William Buller 16 0 1 0 5 137 6th NA
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 20 1 2 2 3 161 5th
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell 8 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 12 0 0 0 4 0 NC
United Kingdom Jack Harvey 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Brazil Pietro Fantin 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Brazil Felipe Nasr 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
United Kingdom Richard Bradley 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2013 Dallara F312-Volkswagen United Kingdom Harry Tincknell 30 1 2 0 2 227 5th 3rd
United Kingdom Jordan King 30 0 0 0 4 176 6th
Canada Nicholas Latifi 30 0 0 0 0 45 15th
United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough 30 0 0 0 0 12 21st
Russia Daniil Kvyat [G] 21 1 5 1 7 0 NC
New Zealand Nick Cassidy [G] 6 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2014 Dallara F312-Volkswagen United Kingdom Jordan King 33 0 0 0 6 217 7th 5th
United Arab Emirates Ed Jones 21 0 0 0 2 70 13th
United Kingdom Jake Dennis 33 0 0 0 3 174 9th

As Jagonya Ayam with Carlin[edit]

FIA European Formula 3 Championship results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2014 Dallara F312-Volkswagen Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 33 2 2 3 7 238 6th 2nd
Indonesia Sean Gelael 33 0 0 0 0 25 18th
United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist 33 6 6 8 14 420 2nd

Macau Grand Prix[edit]

Macau Grand Prix results
Year Car Driver Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Qualifying Race 1 Pos Race 2 Pos Drivers' Series
2005 Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda Poland Robert Kubica 2 0 0 1 2 3rd 2nd 2nd FR3.5
United States Charlie Kimball 2 0 0 0 0 13th 9th Ret British F3
Denmark Christian Bakkerud 2 0 0 0 0 15th 11th 7th British F3
2006 Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda Germany Sebastian Vettel 2 0 0 9 9 10th Ret 23rd F3 Euro Series
United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis 2 0 0 0 0 22nd 11th 15th British F3
Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 2 0 0 0 0 17th 12th 4th F3 Euro Series
Germany Maro Engel 2 0 0 0 0 14th Ret 9th British F3
2007 Dallara F307 Mercedes-HWA New Zealand Brendon Hartley 2 0 0 0 0 21st 12th 12th FR2.0
United Kingdom Sam Bird 2 0 0 0 0 16th 5th 6th British F3
Republic of Ireland Niall Breen 2 0 0 0 0 17th 10th Ret British F3
Macau Lei Kit Meng 2 0 0 0 0 29th Ret 21st China Circuit Champ.
2008 Dallara F308 Mercedes-HWA United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 2 0 0 0 0 8th 4th 7th British F3
Spain Jaime Alguersuari 2 0 0 0 0 9th 6th 10th British F3
New Zealand Brendon Hartley 2 0 0 0 0 11th Ret 3rd British F3
Sweden Marcus Ericsson 2 0 0 0 0 15th 8th Ret British F3
2009 Dallara F309 Volkswagen Australia Daniel Ricciardo 2 0 0 0 0 5th 6th Ret British F3
New Zealand Brendon Hartley 2 0 0 0 0 12th 24th Ret F3 Euro Series
United Kingdom Max Chilton 2 0 0 0 0 17th 15th Ret British F3
United Kingdom Henry Arundel 2 0 0 0 0 27th Ret 16th British F3
2010 Dallara F308 Volkswagen France Jean-Éric Vergne 2 0 0 0 0 11th 7th 7th British F3
United Kingdom James Calado 2 0 0 0 0 17th Ret 19th British F3
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 2 0 0 0 0 14th 13th 14th British F3
Portugal António Félix da Costa 2 0 0 0 0 13th 9th 6th F3 Euro Series
2011 Dallara F308 Volkswagen Brazil Felipe Nasr 2 0 0 0 2 6th 2nd 2nd British F3
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 2 0 0 0 0 7th 19th 14th British F3
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 2 0 0 0 0 17th 17th 8th British F3
Colombia Carlos Huertas 2 0 0 0 0 9th 19th 14th British F3
2012 Dallara F312 Volkswagen Brazil Felipe Nasr 2 0 0 0 0 6th 9th 5th GP2
Germany Daniel Abt 2 0 0 0 0 9th 15th 12th GP3
Portugal António Félix da Costa 2 2 1 1 2 2nd 1st 1st GP3
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 2 0 0 0 0 5th 4th 7th European F3
United Kingdom William Buller 2 0 0 0 0 17th 14th 10th European F3
United Kingdom Jack Harvey 2 0 0 0 0 13th 12th Ret European F3
2013 Dallara F312 Volkswagen Portugal António Félix da Costa 2 0 0 0 1 5th 4th 2nd FR3.5
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 2 0 0 0 0 14th 9th 7th GP3
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell 2 0 0 0 0 9th Ret 14th European F3
Malaysia Jaeman Jaafar 2 0 0 0 0 8th 12th 6th FR3.5
United Kingdom Jordan King 2 0 0 0 0 10th 7th 5th British F3
Canada Nicholas Latifi 2 0 0 0 0 16th 13th 9th European F3
2014 Dallara F312 Volkswagen United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist 2 0 1 0 1 7th 3rd Ret European F3
Spain Jordan King 2 0 0 0 0 5th 8th Ret European F3
Italy Antonio Giovinazzi 2 0 0 0 0 12th Ret 12th European F3
Indonesia Sean Gelael 2 0 0 0 0 13th Ret 15th European F3
Japan Yu Kanamaru 2 0 0 0 0 19th 13th Ret Euroformula

FIA Formula E[edit]

Carlin competes in Formula E as Mahindra Racing.

Year Chassis Tyres No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points T.C.
2014–15 Spark-Renault SRT 01E M BEI PUT PDE BNA MIA LBH MON BER LON 18 6th*
5 India Karun Chandhok 5 6
21 Brazil Bruno Senna Ret‡ 14‡
  • * Season in progress.
  • ‡ FanBoost in Formula E.
  • † These drivers also drove for other teams during the season and their final positions include all team results.
  • D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position, NC = Not Classified.

Complete former series results[edit]

British Formula Three Championship[edit]

  • [B] Drivers and classification in the B or National class in British F3.
  • [G] Guest drivers in British F3, no points awarded.

A1 Grand Prix Series[edit]

Formula Nissan/Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Type 1990s 2000s 2010s
97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Formulas British Formula Three Championship MSA Formula
Formula BMW UK GP3 Series
A1 Grand Prix GP2 Series
FR 2.0Euro F3 Euroseries F3 Euroseries Formula E
FR 2.0UK GP2 Asia European F3
Formula Renault/Nissan 3.5 FR 3.5
Touring car Porsche
Supercup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (9 January 2014). "Julian Leal switches to Carlin for 2014 GP2 season". Autosport (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ English, Steven (2009-11-04). "Carlin team restructured for 2010". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  3. ^ A Team Lebanon informations a1podium.com
  4. ^ A Team Portugal informations a1podium.com
  5. ^ "Carlin confirms F1 entry application". uk.sports.yahoo.com. 2006-04-11. Retrieved 2006-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Carlin pours cold water on F1 2011 entry bid talk". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  7. ^ British F3 results since 2001 speedsportmag.com
  8. ^ A1GP complete resultsresults.a1gp.com
  9. ^ WSbR&N complete results speedsportmag.com

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