Sharp stays with Carlin for second British F4 season in 2023

Sharp stays with Carlin for second British F4 season in 2023

British F4 race winner Louis Sharp will return to the series in 2023 with Carlin.

The New Zealander finished fourth in the championship and took two wins despite missing out on the first round at Donington Park as he was too young to race in British F4.

The 15-year-old drove to a superb maiden win at Oulton Park before taking victory at Silverstone.

Reflecting on staying with Carlin, Sharp said, “First and foremost, I must thank David Dicker and his amazing Rodin Cars company for making all this possible. I’m thrilled to be staying with Carlin after what was an amazing debut season. 

“Coming from New Zealand, it’s been a big learning curve but, already, I’ve learned so much which will help me in the future. I’ve had a bit of success, too, which is a good progression towards my goal of Formula 1.”

Carlin Team Principal Trevor Carlin is delighted to have Sharp return to the team for a second season and anticipates him challenging for the championship in 2023.

Carlin added, “We are so pleased that Louis has decided to spend another season in British F4 where I truly believe he will be a title contender next season. 

“Despite being one of, if not the, youngest driver in the field this year, he proved racing maturity far beyond his years and he has been fantastic to work with both in and outside the car.

Carlin is also pleased that the Kiwi is being backed by Rodin Cars.

He said: “We’re very proud that Rodin Cars have selected Carlin to continue Louis’ career and I have no doubt that he is capable a brilliant 2023 season; I look forward to seeing what he achieves with a year of experience now under his belt.”

Sharp is being joined at Carlin by Singaporean driver Dion Gowda in what promises to be an ultra-competitive season.

The ten-round campaign kicks off at Donington Park on the 22-23 April and includes a first-ever trip to Silverstone’s Grand Prix circuit.

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