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Carlin has confirmed the signing of Lucas Petersson for the 2019 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.
Swedish racer Petersson joins Carlin on the back of a highly successful karting career in the United Arab Emirates, where he was crowned the 2017 Junior Rotax Champion. Petersson will now make the move to Europe as he joins the highly-competitive British Formula Three Championship.
Following his junior national karting success, Petersson made the switch to cars in the 2017/2018 F4 United Arab Emirates Championship, claiming two race wins, five podiums and three fastest laps on his way to fourth place in the championship.
In preparation for his European motorsport debut in 2019, 17-year-old Petersson has already been testing with Carlin and is excited for the opening round of the championship in April at Oulton Park.
Petersson said of the upcoming season: “I'm really looking forward to racing in a championship and country that has such a rich heritage in motorsport. Being a young driver, I've always aspired to take part in this championship and to do it with such as successful team like Carlin is very humbling. I have no expectations apart from giving it all I've got.”
|2017-18||Formula 4 United Arab Emirates Championship - 4th with two wins, five podiums and three fastest laps|
|2018||Championnat de France F4 - three races|
|2016-17||Formula 4 United Arab Emirates Championship - 13th with one podium|
|2017||United Arab Emirates Rotax Max Challenge - Junior Max - 1st
Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals - DD2
|2015-17||Rotax Max World Championships in Italy and Portugal|
|2013-16||Rotax Max UAE karting|