New Zealand race car manufacturer Rodin Cars has announced it will merge with Formula 2 team Carlin to become Rodin Carlin.
The move sees Rodin Cars become the majority shareholder of the British racing team of which will continue to be led by Trevor and Stephanie Carlin.
Since 1999, Carlin has been a strong contender in junior motorsport considering it has run race programs in championships such as F4, F3, F2, Indy Lights, IndyCar, and more.
The team has claimed over 470 race victories, 30 championship titles, and been a part of over 30 F1 drivers motorsport journeys.
Rodin Carlin plans to focus on the FIA F4 British Championship, along with FIA F3, FIA F2, and the British GB3 Championship. In 2023, it will also expand to incorporate F1 Academy and Spanish F4 in its portfolio.
Kiwi racing drivers Liam Lawson and Louis Sharp were both sponsored by Rodin Cars while they raced for Carlin in the F2 and F4 championships respectively.
“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 Rodin Carlin Chairman David Dicker.
“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.”
When asked about the future of the team, Trevor Carlin said, “We’re extremely excited to begin this new era of the team as Rodin Carlin and continue our race and championship winning story.”
“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.”