With two race meetings to go on the 2017 FIA Formula 3 European Championship calendar, the round in Spielberg this weekend and the season finale in Hockenheim mid of October, team Carlin reinforces its driver line up. Canadian driver Devlin DeFrancesco will join the British team for the remainder of the 2017 campaign.
DeFrancesco already has experience racing with the team in the Euroformula Open Championship and will be competing in both series for the rest of the season. Despite having gained single seater experience in various series, he has not yet raced at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
DeFrancesco commented on his debut in the FIA F3 series, “I’m really excited for this opportunity to race in the final two rounds of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship; it’s a great Championship and a track I’m really looking forward to racing at. It’s going to be a big challenge for my first weekend in the series however also a good experience for me. I’m aiming for points from this weekend – I’ll be fighting hard for good results and looking for a successful weekend.”
Racing director Trevor Carlin added, “It’s great to have Devlin on board with us in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. He is an extremely passionate racer and puts his all in to everything he races – which he will no doubt do again this weekend in Austria. He’s really growing as a driver and coming in to his own in the Euroformula Open Championship, especially having secured a double podium last time out at Silverstone, so we know that he will be racing hard out there as he makes his debut in FIA Formula 3.”
DeFrancesco will join Carlin regulars Lando Norris, Ferdinand Habsburg and Jehan Daruvala. All will be out on track in Spielberg for the first free practice session which starts at 13:10 o’clock (local time) on Friday.