Carlin have confirmed that 2020 BRDC British Formula 3 champion Kaylen Frederik will remain with the team in 2021, earning promotion into FIA Formula 3.

The American will contest his third season with the British team, on the back of winning the British BRDC F3 title with them, where he clinched 12 podiums including nine wins.

Claiming four wins in the final six races of the season, Frederik finished the year in scintillating form, becoming the first American driver to the win the BRDC series.

“I’m extremely excited for the season and can’t wait to get on track. said Frederick. “FIA F3 is a championship that all young drivers want to be part of.

"You know you are up against the best drivers on the road to F1. There will be many challenges ahead as a team, I feel we have what it takes to tackle those challenges. I’m very grateful to my sponsors for their continued support and for making this possible.”

The 2020 season was Frederick’s second year in the British F3 Championship, after a strong rookie season in 2019 that delivered four podiums and two wins in his first year on British tracks.

Prior to moving to the UK, Frederick competed in the USF2000 Championship in 2018 and 2017 following a season in F1600 Series in 2016.

Team owner Trevor Carlin added: “We’re delighted that Kaylen will stay with us for the 2021 season. He is a complete pleasure to have in the team, both in and out of the car.

"The FIA F3 Championship is one of the most competitive championships in the world, but I know with Kaylen’s work ethic he will give it absolutely everything to get the most out of the package we provide him with.”