Carlin have announced that Enzo Trulli will complete their Formula 3 line-up for 2022, with the Italian racer set to join Zak O’Sullivan and Brad Benavides at the British outfit.
Trulli is the son of former Formula 1 racer Jarno Trulli and debuted with Carlin in the second half of last season, competing for the British outfit in Euroformula Open, where he took three podiums in the final four races.
Finishing seventh in the Championship overall, Trulli had spent the first nine races with Drivex School, scoring one podium and nine top eight finishes, before changing teams.
Trulli tasted F3 machinery for the first time at post-season t
“It is with great pleasure that I announce my commitment with Carlin for the 2022 FIA F3 Championship,” said Trulli. “I am so happy to stay in the Carlin family for this fantastic experience, after a very successful first season with them in the Euroformula. I am truly thankful to Trevor Carlin and the team for believing in me.
“Of course, it's going to be a learning season for me, considering the limited experience I have and the limited mileage available in the car. Yet, I'm ready to work hard and to support the team’s work and progress, in order to bring Carlin on the top of the F3 list. It is such a fantastic opportunity and I look forward to starting the learning process!”
Jumping into single seaters for the first time competitively in early 2021, Trulli’s first taster was in the UAE Formula 4 Championship, which he won with four victories and 13 podiums. He then switched to Euroformula that same year, finishing seventh overall.
Carlin Racing Director Trevor Carlin added: “Enzo has made a remarkable start to his single seater career. He impressed us greatly with his performances in Euroformula Open despite having extremely limited experience. His performance in the rain in Monza, his first ever wet single-seater race, was particularly indicative as to his mindset and approach.
“This season will be massive learning curve for him. FIA F3 is a hugely competitive series and a huge ask for a driver in only their second season of racing. Enzo needs to focus on learning and taking something from each weekend. We are thrilled to be working with him and look forward to helping him progress with each race.”