Ahmed returns with Carlin for 2017 BRDC British F3 assault

Autumn Trophy Champion Enaam Ahmed will return to Carlin for an assault on the 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, it has been confirmed today (11 January). The Brit stormed to the Autumn Trophy title with two victories from the three races held at Snetterton in October, and his partnership with the Surrey-based outfit will now continue into the year ahead as he looks to challenge for the main championship crown.

Ahmed graduated to single-seaters after a stellar karting career which saw him claim the CIK-FIA World and European KF Junior Karting Championship titles aged just 14. He then moved into MSA Formula for 2015 and finished the year as Rookie champion, before graduating to BRDC British Formula 3 for 2016 with Douglas Motorsport.

The 16-year-old enjoyed a successful season, scoring one victory and four other top-three results as he finished fifth in the overall standings. He then joined Carlin for the season ending, one round Duo BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy, which he emerged from victorious.

Ahmed said: “I am honored to be joining Carlin for 2017. They gave me everything I needed for me to deliver in the Duo BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy so I am really looking forward to working with them in the main championship as I have some unfinished business to attend to!"

Racing director Trevor Carlin added: “Enaam was a great asset and addition to the team when he joined us for the Autumn Trophy last year, which he went on to win. His attitude towards getting the job done was great, he impressed with his natural ability in the car and also with his strong race craft.

“Enaam has always been a young driver to watch since karting and even more so while we’ve been competing against him in both MSA Formula and British F3. We’re looking forward to working well together over the course of the season and look to replicate the success we enjoyed together in the Autumn Trophy."

The 2017 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship gets underway at Oulton Park on Easter Weekend (April 15-17) and comprises 24 races across eight rounds, including visits to legendary circuits such as Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

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