American rising star Cam Das has the pleasure of announcing a move to the FIA Formula 3 Championship, running with British racing superpower Carlin Racing on Formula 1 weekends during the 2020 season.
The Carlin Racing story started in 2017 for Cam Das, who join the British team after winning the inaugural US Formula 4 season in a dominating manner. The first season in England proved to be a very strong for Cam with the young and inexperienced American driver managing to put his British Formula 3 car on pole position at the first two races of the season in which Cam ended up finishing with 7 podiums, 4 pole positions and 4 fastest race laps.
A special memory of Cam’s 2017 Carlin British F3 season was scoring the 1000th podium for the British team in all competitions - an achievement of which he is very proud.
The International Formula 3 is going to be a real challenge for Cam, the tires and the car being completely foreign to him with some of the tracks also representing complete novelties, but the young American is determined to fight every step of the way and to impress in his inaugural year in the competition.
“I’m ecstatic to be back with Carlin this year. Although it’s a new championship, I already know most of the Carlin team members so I feel right at home. The car looks mega too in all aspects. I’ve been itching to try out a V6 with DRS, so the Bahrain test can’t come any sooner. Even with just sim experience, I’ve found this new generation International F3 very different to what I’m used to, but I’m certainly up for the challenge. I’d like to offer a huge thank you to my sponsorship partners this year, and to the Carlin team for making this dream a reality” said Cam.
Trevor Carlin was very happy to have Cam rejoin the team and said: “I am extremely happy to have Cam back in the team. We’ve made some really good steps forward with the car at the end of 2019 and in Macau and I’m looking forward to working with Cam and the other two drivers to build on this during 2020!”
Cam’s campaign will start with a three day official test in Bahrain at the beginning of March. This will be the first contact Cam will have had with the FIA F3 car, and that is will add to the excitement as we head into the season. The first race of the year will take place in Bahrain 20 - 22 of March together with Formula 1 and Formula 2.