Williams Formula 1 young driver Dan Ticktum will race for Carlin in his second Formula 2 season, completing the team's 2021 line-up.

The former Red Bull junior claimed one victory and a further three podiums on his way to finishing 11th in the standings during his rookie campaign with DAMS last year.

Ticktum, 21, has made the switch to British outfit Carlin for his sophomore season, where he will partner fellow race-winner Jehan Daruvala.

“I’m really looking forward to the season ahead and working with Carlin this year,” said Ticktum, who drove for Carlin in the post-season test in Bahrain last December.

“We had three productive test days in Bahrain and I already feel part of the team. We have worked really well together and already know what our goals are for pre-season testing.

“Carlin proved they had a race-winning car towards the end of last season and I really want to capitalise on that and mount a strong championship challenge from the start. I can’t wait to get the season underway.”

Ticktum is a two-time winner of the Macau Grand Prix as well as finishing runner-up in the European F3 championship in 2018 with Motopark. He previously competed for Carlin in the 2019 Macau GP.

“We’re really excited to have Dan join the team,” said Carlin boss Trevor Carlin. “We’ve known Dan a long time and worked with him briefly in Macau a couple of years ago as well as in the post-season F2 tests in December.

“He’s very quick and a great racer and we are excited to see his true potential with us this year. We’ll be working with him to really develop everything he’s learnt so far with the aim to mount a very consistent and measured championship attack.

“We have an exciting young line-up with both Dan and Jehan this season and I can’t wait to see them on track as team-mates. I know they will keep pushing us forward as a team and it will be up to us as a team to deliver a fast car to allow them to challenge for wins from the outset.”

 

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