With the new season just two months away, Carlin Motorsport revealed their final two drivers for the 2012 British Formula 3 campaign.
Joining Jack Harvey, Harry Tincknell and Carlos Sainz Jr in the champion squad will be Formula 3 race winner Pietro Fantin, while Malaysian runner Jazeman Jaafar continues his association with the British squad.
Like his teammates, Fantin is eyeing up the championship and will be looking to add to the success he enjoyed with Hitech Racing in 2011.
“Last year was my first full season in the championship – it was OK, top 10 was what I expected – and I gained a lot of experience with the tracks. Carlin was the wisest and best choice for me for 2012, and now I know that I have the best car on the grid, and that gives me extra confidence.
“I want to be the next Brazilian champion of British Formula 3. It’s possible – it is a matter of working hard, training hard and doing the best possible job.”
Now 20 years old, Fantin will soon be looking beyond this championship, as he eyes up a future in international competition.
Jaafar, too, will be aiming for the title; however earning his first Formula 3 race win is sure to be a pressing matter, as he enters what will be his third season in the category.
“I will take it a step at a time. I don’t want to rush into it thinking it’s all about winning because I don’t want to carry too much pressure. I just want to focus and do the job and I am sure the wins will come.”