Carlin have confirmed the signing of Ido Coden for the 2021 Formula 3 campaign, announcing that the Israeli born racer will join Jonny Edgar at the British team.

The 19-year-old makes the step up from the Euroformula Open Championship, where he finished seventh and scored two podiums.

This followed prior experience in the Toyota Racing Series, Italian Formula 4 and ADAC F4, where he was a proved podium finisher.

“I'm pleased to be remaining within the Carlin family and taking this step up to FIA Formula 3,” said Cohen. “I know it’s going to be a challenge, but I feel I have the right people around me to push hard in the championship this season.

“I have already competed at some of the tracks on the calendar but it’s great to be going to new circuits too. I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the car – it feels like it’s been a really long time since the test I participated in with the team in 2020!”

Cohen has already spent four days with the team across the post-season tests in Barcelona and Jerez last year.

Team Principal Trevor Carlin added: “I’m delighted that Ido is staying with us for the 2021 season and making the step-up to the immensely competitive FIA F3 Championship. Ido really applied himself last season; he worked very hard and delivered some great results in the EuroFormula Open car.

“FIA F3 is a very tough championship but I know if he applies the same methods he can be pushing for some good results again in 2021.”