Fenestraz joins team Carlin
Sacha Fenestraz joins team Carlin for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. The 2017 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Champion enjoyed a brilliant year of racing in which he took the title after a season filled with seven wins followed by a strong showing at the F3 World Cup at the Macau Grand Prix with Carlin to round off the year. Fenestraz now looks ahead to a full season racing in the ultra-competitive series as he becomes the third driver to be announced in Carlin’s 2018 line-up.
In anticipation for the 10 rounds of the 2018 FIA F3 European Championship, Fenestraz has already returned to the cockpit of his Dallara-Volkswagen car during December testing in Spain ahead of the first round of the season – a further street circuit for the Monaco Formula Renault 2.0 race winner – as the Pau Grand Prix kick starts the action in May.
Renault Sport Academy backed Fenestraz said of the upcoming season, “Since I first got behind the wheel of a F3 car I really liked the handling and the aero efficiency of the car so I’m really happy to compete in the 2018 European Championship and to continue my journey with Carlin. The team is very professional in its approach to racing and you can quickly understand why it has such a track record in all single-seater categories! This environment will allow me to continue gaining experience. Next season, my goal will be to get first place in the Rookies classification and to get the best result in the overall Championship.”
“It’s with great pleasure that we can confirm Sacha joins the team for a full season campaign in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship next year“, Trevor Carlin added, “Sacha has raced with us once in the championship already where he was extremely impressive in qualifying particularly. We were pleased to work with him again in Macau where as a rookie he was extremely impressive and finished the race very well – we know that he has the potential to do great things on track as he has already proven in the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championship so we have no doubt that he will be competitive from the word go as he hits the track this year.”