How a British powerhouse became an IndyCar oddity

Carlin is already one of the most successful junior racing teams of the 21st century, but ultimately it's always been a ladder to bigger things for its drivers. Now it's heading for IndyCar, that's going to change.

Carlin's American journey has been an unqualified success so far, competitive in Indy Lights in year one, winning the title with Ed Jones in 2016 and now announcing its first ever top-flight single-seater campaign with its '18 IndyCar move.

It's been a whirlwind journey for one of Britain's best single-seater teams, but multiple factors lined up perfectly over the winter so it could finally make the step up.

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Series IndyCar
Article type Analysis