“King re-signs with Carlin for FIA F3 effort”
Up-and-coming British racer Jordan King has opted to re-sign with Carlin Motorsport for a second stab at the FIA European F3 Championship.
King enjoyed a busy 2013 season with Carlin, taking part in both the British and European Formula 3 championships, proving victorious in the former, while taking top rookie in European competition.
Alongside his British F3 success, the Warwickshire native earned two podiums in the European Championship, while a series of regular top-six finishes throughout the second half of the season gave the 19-year-old 6th in the standings come year-end.
With a full year behind him, King goes into the coming season with plenty of confidence. “I learnt a lot last year and using that experience together with the work we have done over the winter puts us in good shape for the season ahead. I can’t wait to get back on track again and get the season underway.”
King’s form later in the season certainly makes him a target and a threat ahead of 2014 – a factor that has not gone unnoticed by Carlin Motorsport boss, Trevor Carlin. “Jordan surprised many last year with his form and pace. He worked hard throughout the season and took on board all the advice that was given to him to put himself in a position to challenge for race wins at the end of the year. We’re delighted that Jordan will be with the team again in 2014 and will be pushing hard to help him to the very front of the field.”
King’s signing sees the European F3 Championship field growing to fifteen drivers, with two months still to go before the season begins in earnest.