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 Colin Hale
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
British F3
Formula Renault 3.5 Series
FIA European F3
FIA Formula E
Former Series A1 Grand Prix
Porsche Supercup
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 UK
Formula 3 Euro Series
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 Formula Renault 3.5 (Aleshin)
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 (Wickens)
2011 British F3 (Nasr)
2012 British F3 (Harvey)
2013 British F3 (King)
Teams' Titles 2006 Formula BMW UK
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series

Carlin,[2] formerly Carlin Motorsport, is a motor racing team based in the United Kingdom. It competes in five championships — British Formula Three Championship, GP3 Series, World Series by Renault and GP2 Series.

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 Formula 3 European Championship, 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.

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]

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a
United Kingdom Emil Bernstorff 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Macau Luís Sá Silva 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a

Formula Nissan/Renault 3.5 Series[edit]

World Series by Renault/Nissan results[7]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C. T.C.
2003 Dallara-Nissan VQ India Narain Karthikeyan 18 0 0 0 4 121 4th 4th
France Bruce Jouanny 18 0 2 0 2 62 10th
2004 Dallara-Nissan VQ Portugal Tiago Monteiro 18 5 4 2 9 154 2nd 2nd
France Olivier Pla 18 1 0 0 2 66 9th
2005 Dallara-Renault Austria Andreas Zuber 16 1 1 4 4 73 6th 4th
Australia Will Power 13 2 3 0 64 7th
Switzerland Giorgio Mondini 2 0 0 0 0 24th†
2006 Dallara-Renault Russia Mikhail Aleshin 17 0 1 0 2 41 11th 4th
South Africa Adrian Zaugg 6 0 1 0 2 33 13th
Germany Sebastian Vettel 3 2 1 0 2 28 15th
United States Colin Fleming 4 0 0 0 0 19 18th
South Africa Gavin Cronje 2 0 0 0 0 0 33rd
2007 Dallara-Renault Germany Sebastian Vettel 7 1 1 1 4 74 5th 3rd
Russia Mikhail Aleshin 17 1 1 0 1 44 12th
Germany Michael Ammermüller 5 0 1 0 0 12 22nd
Canada Robert Wickens 4 0 0 0 0 6 25th
2008 Dallara-Renault Russia Mikhail Aleshin 16 0 0 0 3 73 5th 5th
Canada Robert Wickens 17 1 1 3 4 55 12th
2009 Dallara-Renault United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 17 1 2 0 5 93 4th 2nd
Spain Jaime Alguersuari 17 1 1 1 3 88 6th
2010 Dallara-Renault Russia Mikhail Aleshin 17 3 1 2 8 138 1st 3rd
United States Jake Rosenzweig 16 0 1 0 0 13 19th
2011 Dallara-Renault Canada Robert Wickens 17 5 7 4 10 241 1st 1st
France Jean-Éric Vergne 17 5 4 1 9 232 2nd
2012 Dallara-Zytek Denmark Kevin Magnussen 17 1 3 0 3 106 7th 5th
United Kingdom Will Stevens 17 0 0 0 1 59 12th
2013 Dallara-Zytek Colombia Carlos Huertas 17 1 0 1 1 30 14th 11th
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 15 0 0 0 1 24 17th

British Formula Three Championship[edit]

British Formula Three Championship results[8]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points D.C.
1997 Dallara F397-Mugen Honda United Kingdom Jamie Spence 1 0 0 0 0 18 14th†
United Kingdom Henry Stanton 9 0 0 0 0 2 24th
1998 Dallara F397-8-Mugen Honda India Narain Karthikeyan 5 0 0 0 2 44 12th†
Macau Lei Kit Meng 2 0 0 0 0 0 32nd
1999 Dallara F399-Mugen Honda India Narain Karthikeyan 16 2 2 3 4 104 6th
United Kingdom Michael Bentwood 16 0 0 0 0 50 8th
2000 Dallara F300-Mugen Honda Japan Takuma Sato 14 4 5 4 6 129 3rd
United Kingdom Ben Collins 14 1 1 0 2 67 8th
United Kingdom Rob Austin 1 0 0 0 0 0 19th
2001 Dallara F301-Mugen Honda Japan Takuma Sato 26 12 6 15 17 345 1st
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson 26 6 7 4 14 272 2nd
Japan Kazuki Hoshino [B] 24 0 0 1 4 133 7th [B]
2002 Dallara F302-Mugen Honda Australia James Courtney 24 5 12 12 11 269 2nd
Republic of Ireland Michael Keohane 20 2 0 0 8 169 5th
South Africa Alan van der Merwe 26 1 0 0 1 98 8th
Japan Shinya Hosokawa 24 1 0 0 1 51 12th
United Kingdom Derek Hayes 2 0 1 1 2 25 16th
2003 Dallara F303-Mugen Honda South Africa Alan van der Merwe 24 9 4 4 15 308 1st
United Kingdom Jamie Green 24 4 3 4 12 237 2nd
United States Richard Antinucci 24 0 0 2 4 125.5 4th
Denmark Ronnie Bremer 23 0 0 0 2 121 6th
Republic of Ireland Michael Keohane 16 0 0 0 2 42 13th
Portugal Álvaro Parente 2 0 0 0 0 7 22nd
2004 Dallara F304-Mugen Honda Monaco Clivio Piccione 24 2 2 0 6 161 4th
Brazil Danilo Dirani 24 0 3 3 5 146 5th
Portugal Álvaro Parente 24 2 2 0 4 137 7th
Brazil Xandinho Negrão 2 0 0 0 0 1 19th
2005 Dallara F305-Mugen Honda Portugal Álvaro Parente 18 11 9 7 15 289 1st
United States Charlie Kimball 22 5 6 6 13 246 2nd
Denmark Christian Bakkerud 22 0 0 1 4 124 7th
Japan Keiko Ihara 22 0 0 0 0 12 17th
Angola Ricardo Teixeira [B] 18 0 0 0 0 61 9th [B]
2006 Dallara F306-Mugen Honda United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis 22 2 5 3 10 250 2nd
Germany Maro Engel 22 1 3 2 6 174 5th
Denmark Christian Bakkerud 22 1 0 3 5 129 6th
Japan Keiko Ihara 22 0 0 0 0 4 17th
Dallara F304-Mugen Honda Angola Ricardo Teixeira [B] 14 0 0 0 2 74 7th [B]
Brazil Mario Moraes [G] 4 0 0 0 0 3 NC [G]
2007 Dallara F307-AMG Mercedes Germany Maro Engel 22 3 4 1 8 208 2nd
United Kingdom Sam Bird 22 2 0 1 10 180 4th
Republic of Ireland Niall Breen 22 1 0 0 5 145 5th
Brazil Alberto Valério 21 0 0 1 4 114 8th
Brazil Mario Moraes 22 0 0 0 0 42 14th
2008 Dallara F308-AMG Mercedes Spain Jaime Alguersuari 22 5 6 5 12 251 1st
United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 22 4 4 4 12 234 2nd
New Zealand Brendon Hartley 22 5 5 4 11 208 3rd
Australia Sam Abay 22 0 0 0 0 71 11th
Dallara F305-Mugen Honda United Kingdom Andrew Meyrick [B] 12 7 9 7 8 174 5th [B]
Iceland Kristján Einar [B] 20 0 0 0 1 101 7th [B]
United Kingdom Henry Surtees [B] 2 1 0 0 2 35 11th [B]
Brazil Adriano Buzaid [B] 2 0 0 0 1 22 13th [B]
United Kingdom Martin O'Connell [B] 2 0 0 0 0 6 15th [B]
2009 Dallara F309-AMG Mercedes Australia Daniel Ricciardo 20 6 5 4 12 275 1st
United Kingdom Max Chilton 20 1 4 0 5 171 4th
United Kingdom Henry Arundel 20 0 0 0 1 90 9th
United Kingdom Oliver Oakes 4 0 0 0 0 7 18th
Canada Robert Wickens 2 0 0 0 1 12 16th
Canada Philip Major 12 0 0 0 0 10 17th
United States Jake Rosenzweig [G] 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC
Dallara F305-Mugen Honda Lebanon Joe Ghanem [B] 4 0 0 0 3 39 5th [B]
2010 Dallara Volkswagen France Jean-Éric Vergne 30 13 12 13 19 392 1st
United Kingdom James Calado 29 5 2 4 13 293 2nd
Brazil Adriano Buzaid 30 2 2 2 10 283 4th
United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook 30 1 0 0 4 131 7th
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 30 0 0 0 2 85 12th
Brazil Lucas Foresti 30 0 0 0 1 45 13th
2011 Dallara F308-Volkswagen Brazil Felipe Nasr 30 7 4 9 15 187 1st
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 30 7 8 6 8 237 2nd
Colombia Carlos Huertas 30 1 0 0 8 222 3rd
United Kingdom Rupert Svendsen-Cook 30 2 3 1 9 191 5th
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 30 0 0 0 4 187 6th
United Kingdom Jack Harvey 30 1 0 1 4 112 9th
2012 Dallara F312-Volkswagen United Kingdom Jack Harvey 28 7 10 5 12 319 1st
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 28 2 0 3 14 306 2nd
United Kingdom Harry Tincknell 28 4 0 1 8 226 5th
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 25 4 1 2 9 224 6th
Brazil Pietro Fantin 28 0 0 3 5 195 7th
2013 Dallara F312-Volkswagen United Kingdom Jordan King 12 3 2 2 8 176 1st
Canada Nicholas Latifi 11 0 2 1 1 97 5th
United Kingdom Jann Mardenborough 12 0 0 0 1 85 6th
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 3 2 2 0 3 58 9th
China Zhi Cong Li 3 0 0 0 0 7 13th
  • [B] Drivers and classification in the B or National class in British F3.
  • [G] Guest drivers in British F3, no points awarded.
  • † 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]

A1 Grand Prix 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  ?
Formula BMW UK GP3 Series  ?
A1 Grand Prix GP2 Series  ?
FR 2.0Euro F3 Euroseries F3 Euroseries Formula E
FR 2.0UK European F3  ?
Formula Renault/Nissan 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. ^ WSbR&N complete results speedsportmag.com
  8. ^ British F3 results since 2001 speedsportmag.com
  9. ^ A1GP complete resultsresults.a1gp.com

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