Williams Formula 1 junior driver Oliver Gray will race in the FIA Formula 3 Championship this year with Carlin, it has been confirmed.
Gray competed in the 2022 British F4 Championship with Carlin and finished as runner-up, taking two victories and 14 further podiums across the campaign.
Gray’s F3 car will sport Williams’ colours throughout the upcoming season.
“I’m super excited to be making the step up to F3 next season,” the 17-year-old said.
“I’m indebted to my sponsors and for the belief that Williams and Carlin have shown in me.
“Hopefully this will be the first year of a two-year programme in F3, so the aim this season will be to really learn as much as possible about the car, circuits and tyres, all of which will be new to me.
“To be able to embark on that with the team at Carlin is a dream come true and I can’t wait to get going.”
Gray is the second driver confirmed by Carlin, as it also announced Hunter Yeany for the 2023 season.
Team Principal Trevor Carlin added: “Ollie was a complete pleasure to have in the team last season and we really believe in his potential.
“It’s a big step up to FIA F3, which is an incredibly competitive championship so it will be a steep learning curve.
“Making steady but recognisable progress with every event will be the aim, and Ollie has the attitude and talent to be able to do that.”
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