Ferdinand Habsburg will return to Carlin Racing this season to contest the FIA European F3 Championship and says he is better prepared than ever to make a title-winning assault with the world-class team.
The 20-year old from Vienna made his F3 full season debut in 2017 and, following a stunning race victory at Spa-Francorchamps and multiple podium finishes, he helped Carlin to second place in the overall teams’ title.
After a season of working with Carlin, Habsburg knew that the British-based team was the ideal place to be, as he entered what will be is most important race season yet.
“I am pumped to announce that I am rejoining Trevor and his incredible team this year. I can’t wait to get back to racing with the Carlin boys that I have become very close with over the last 14 months. Feeling comfortable within a team is going to be a big strength that we will take advantage of – we’re going to hit this year’s championship hard from round one!”
The first round of the FIA European F3 Championship is at Pau in France on 12-13 May and continues to some of the world’s most iconic tracks including Silverstone, Nürburgring and Red Bull Ring before the season closes at Hockenheim on 13-14 October.
“I now know all of the tracks in the calendar and that will help massively,” explained Habsburg, who continues his partnership with AVL Racing, Jansen Competition, BRP-Rotax, GS ArtAppeal, IMSB, OMP and Bell for the coming season. “Carlin has an incredible history of developing the world’s top drivers and I’m going to work hard to make sure I do them proud. Thanks to everyone who has helped make it possible.”
Habsburg will be livestreaming all of the 2018 FIA F3 European Championship races on his website ferdinandhabsburg.com and fans can follow his updates on social media.