European Formula 3 graduate Felix Serralles has switched to Carlin for a second season in the Indy Lights Series and will team-mate Ed Jones.
The Puerto Rican driver claimed a memorable maiden Indy Lights victory last year at the Milwaukee Mile for Belardi Auto Racing as he finished seventh in the championship standings. Serralles, who also claimed a further rostrum result at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, will join Carlin for its and his second season in Indy Lights.
Serralles says it was always his ambition to join Carlin when he had been competing against them in the British F3 and European F3 championships and is relishing the opportunity ahead of him.
"I have wanted to be a part of this great team for a number of years while I was racing in Europe,” Serralles said. “I am really pleased this opportunity has now presented itself for me and I look forward to bringing home trophies with Carlin this year."
Team owner Trevor Carlin has welcomed the 23-year-old with open arms and is satisfied he has a strong driver combination to challenge for championship titles in 2016.
“We've raced against Felix for many years now, both in Europe and last season in Indy Lights,” Carlin said. “He's a driver we've long admired and I know from watching his career the potential he has.
“It's fantastic that instead of racing against him we now have the opportunity to work with Felix and see what we can achieve together. With Felix and Ed we have a very strong team. Race wins should be the aim from the outset.”
Indy Lights official testing gets underway at the end of January.