British F3 - Carlin confirms British F3 trio Novalak, Ahmed and Das for FIA F3 2020

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Carlin confirms British F3 trio Novalak, Ahmed and Das for FIA F3 2020

Carlin confirms British F3 trio Novalak, Ahmed and Das for FIA F3 2020

Monday 24 February 2020

Reigning BRDC British F3 champion Clement Novalak is among three former Carlin BRDC British F3 drivers stepping up to FIA F3 with the team for 2020.

Novalak will race alongside 2017 British F3 champion Enaam Ahmed, and Ahmed’s teammate from that year, Cameron Das.

British-Swiss driver Novalak won the British F3 crown last year with two wins and six additional podiums, and displayed incredible consistency as he marched to the title ahead of Johnathan Hoggard, in just his second season of single-seater competition.

Ahmed dominated British F3 in 2017, taking 13 wins across the season, and has since raced in European and Japanese F3, finishing third in the latter last year and becoming a finalist for the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award.

Das meanwhile was a British F3 race winner with the team in 2017, finishing fifth overall with a victory at Rockingham. The American has since raced in EuroFormula Open.

Novalak commented: “I’m very happy to be back with Carlin for another year and thrilled to be taking on the FIA F3 grid with them. I’m really excited to be getting back out on track soon and getting this season started.”

Fellow British F3 champion Ahmed said “I’m glad to be home. I can’t think of a team I trust more than Carlin. They are family, and quite simply if I’m going to win, it’s only going to be with Carlin.”

Completing the team’s line-up, Das added, “I’m ecstatic to be back with Carlin this year. Although it’s a new championship, I already know most of the Carlin team members so I feel right at home. The car looks mega too in all aspects. I’ve been itching to try out a V6 with DRS, so the Bahrain test can’t come soon enough.”

Team Principal Trevor Carlin commented: “I’m extremely happy to have three drivers we know so well with us for the 2020 FIA F3 season.  We know what each of them are capable of, we know how they work, how they like to set-up a car and all of these elements will help us as we head into the season. We made some really big steps forward with the car towards the end of 2019 and in Macau and I’m looking forward to working with Clem, Enaam and Cam to build on this further in 2020.  We’re very proud once again to do that as Carlin Buzz Racing and thank Buzz for their support of our FIA F3 team.”

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