Roman Bilinski will not continue in British Formula 4 for the remainder of the 2021 season.
The 17-year-old switched to Carlin for his second season in F4, and it has been a disappointing campaign. He sits 13th in the standings after missing the last round to race in GB3.
Bilinski began competing with Arden in GB3 in round three at Donington Park, taking three top-five finishes. He’s won at Spa-Francorchamps and Snetterton since, and is eighth in the points. GB3 will now be his primary programme.
“I’d like to thank the Carlin British F4 team for being so great this year,” he said.
“We had a great time together and, although it didn’t turn into the season we hoped for, it was a hugely enjoyable experience working with all the guys.
“Big thanks also to Trevor [Carlin] for working with us on the second half of the season. I’m sure we will have the chance to race together again in the future.”
Bilinski could be seen in one of Carlin’s cars again this year, although not in F4.
“We appreciate that Roman and his sponsors’ focus has changed this season with a desire now to focus on the GB3 championship for the remainder of the year,” Carlin team boss Trevor Carlin added.
“Sometimes a campaign doesn’t quite go according to plan, but together we have worked out a mutually agreeable plan to move forwards. We wish Roman lots of luck in the remaining GB3 races and hope we have chance to work together in the future.”