Carlin have announced Hunter Yeany as their first signing for the 2023 FIA Formula 3 season, with the American racer making the move over from Campos Racing for next year.
Having made his F3 debut in 2021 with a two-round appearance for Charouz Racing System, Yeany’s full-time move to the Championship for 2022 was curtailed after he suffered a broken wrist during the Spielberg Sprint Race, forcing the 17-year-old to miss out on seven races.
Bouncing back from the injury, he returned for the final round in Monza and followed that up with two days of running for Carlin at the post-season test in Jerez in late September.
“I'm really excited to announce that I will be racing with Carlin in Formula 3 next year,” said Yeany. “Carlin was the first team I ever tested with in Europe, so it feels like a bit of a coming home! Let's rock it in 2023!”
Prior to moving over to the European racing scene, Yeany made a name for himself back on home turf. In 2020, he claimed the F4 USA Championship title in a dominant fashion, snatching eight wins and a further six podiums on his way to glory – becoming their youngest-ever Champion.
From there, he made the step up to the Formula Regional Americas Championship the following year, alongside gaining single-seater experience competing in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship in the United States, as well as the GB3 Championship in the UK.
Team Principal Trevor Carlin added: “We are really happy to be able to confirm that Hunter will join the team for the 2023 FIA F3 season. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Hunter in the post-season test, it was nice for us to have a driver with some experience of the FIA F3 car to give us some direction, so I look forward to continuing that relationship.
“We feel Hunter has far more potential than he has shown, especially because he missed a handful of races due to injury last year. I know that we will be able to hit the ground running come pre-season testing in Bahrain.”