Aside from their British Formula 3 reveals, Carlin Motorsport have also signed Alex Brundle to their GP3 effort for the coming season.
The 21-year-old Brundle has previously spent two seasons in the Formula 2 championship, book-ending a year in British Formula 3, albeit with rather limited success.
Meanwhile, Brundle is confident that he can deliver in one of Formula 1’s most competitive feeder championships.
“I am thrilled to be competing in the GP3 Series in 2012. I was keen to move onto the F1 stage this year and I would like to thank the Carlin team for offering me a fantastic opportunity to do that.
“The work we have done so far has already given me an understanding of why the Carlin team are so successful and I feel very confident for the season ahead.”
Kicking off in May at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, the GP3 Series comprises of eight rounds with up to thirty competitors. Each round consists of two races.
Alongside his GP3 duties, Brundle will also be entering the European Le Mans Series with Greaves Motorsport, alongside Nissan GT Academy graduate Lucas Ordonez and Tom Kimber-Smith.
“The GP3 Series also fits well with my commitments to Nissan in the European Le Mans Series allowing me to continue my development in single seater racing (…) which allows me to compete at this high level in international motorsport.”
Brundle and Ordonez will also complete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this June in the LMP2 category alongside Alex’s father Martin – a veteran racer of note and famed Formula 1 commentator.