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Daruvala makes European F3 move with Carlin for 2017

by Peter Allen


Force India protege?Jehan Daruvala will race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship next year with Carlin.

The 18-year-old steps up after two seasons in Formula Renault, finishing fourth in the NEC and ninth in the Eurocup this year.

He also finished second in the Toyota Racing Series, which he will return to in January.

?My first two years in single seaters have been a fantastic learning experience,” he said.

“After finishing in the top five in the Formula Renault NEC in 2015 and 2016, and having finished 2nd in the Toyota Racing Series this year, I am confident of stepping up to the highly competitive FIA F3 European Championship.

?I really enjoy driving the Formula 3 car, as I feel that the high downforce seems to suit my driving style.

“I am happy with how testing has been so far and I am really looking forward to my first season of Formula 3.

“It has been great working with Carlin and they are one of the best in the business. I must also thank Sahara Force India for all their vital support.?

Team boss?Trevor Carlin added: ?It?s fantastic to have Jehan on board with us for 2017. He has already tested with us in the Formula 3?car and I have no doubt he will be competitive from the outset in his rookie season in the championship.

“Once again it?s going to be a really close season of racing but Jehan is a strong addition to the team and we?re already looking forward to the first weekend of the 2017 FIA Formula 3?European Championship.?

Carlin’s announcement of Daruvala follows that of Ferdinand Habsburg on Wednesday, with Lando Norris also expected to be confirmed with the team imminently.