Leading junior outfit Carlin has taken on fresh ownership courtesy of Rodin Cars, with the team structure to remain unchanged.
Carlin was brought into the Capsicum Motorsport Group, fronted by Grahame Chilton – father of ex-F1 racer Max, in the late 2000s.
Rodin Cars, through Australian businessman David Dicker, has now become the majority shareholder in Carlin, and the team will race under the rebranded name of Rodin Carlin.
Co-founder Trevor and Stephanie Carlin will continue to operate the day-to-day running of the team and there will be no changes to personnel or operations.
Rodin had a partnership with Carlin in 2022 through its personal sponsorship of Formula 2 race winner Liam Lawson and rising star Louis Sharp, who competed in Formula 4.
“We’ve been extremely impressed during our past season with Carlin through our involvement with Liam and Louis, both of whom have enjoyed some great success,” said Dicker, who becomes Chairman.
“Trevor and I share the same ambitions and having seen first-hand what the team can already achieve, being part of the driving force for the future is extremely exciting.
“Our investment in the team emphasises our intent in the motorsport sector, which has been a huge passion for me for many years.
“Trevor and I have an obsession with performance and competition that will cement the place of the Rodin Carlin team at the front in the coming seasons.”
Carlin will field an all-Red Bull junior line-up of Enzo Fittipaldi and Zane Maloney in Formula 2 this year.
Several notable Formula 1 front-runners competed for Carlin during their junior careers, most notably Lando Norris, who remained with the team from Formula 4 through Formula 2.
“We’re extremely excited to begin this new era of the team as Rodin Carlin and continue our race and championship winning story,” said Carlin. “David shares our vision of becoming the front running team in every championship in which we compete and I’m thrilled to be on this journey alongside such an innovative company as Rodin Cars.
“I’d also like to thank Grahame Chilton for his incredible support over the last 13 seasons as shareholder and business partner. We have won multiple championships and races across the world during our time together and helped countless drivers on the way to the top level of the sport. Our fantastic factory will continue to be a great legacy of what we built together.”
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