The 16-year-old driver will make the step up in the Championship’s final round at Donington as he explores his options for 2017. The ADD Motorsports-supported racer is currently enjoying an excellent season in the F4 British Championship with Carlin – where he is fighting for the title in fourth place.James is relishing the chance to take on a new challenge at his favourite track commenting,
“It’s going to be a challenge, but I’m ready for it. I have done some testing in an F3 car and my times have been good, but I’m excited to be getting this opportunity. It’s at Donington – my favourite track – which is an added bonus, so if I can get a couple of good results I’ll hopefully show my potential for next season.”
English driver James, born in Singapore, now living in Herts, is currently joint fourth in the F4 Championship – just 22 points off the leader. But with nine races across three rounds still to go, there’s all to play for. James will continue his title challenge at Rockingham at the end of August, before taking the seat vacated by Lando Norris – who has other race commitments - in the F3 on 10-11 September.
The driver then heads into the final two exciting rounds of the F4 in September and October before making a decision about his future.
Carlin racing director Trevor Carlin added:
“We are delighted to welcome James [Pull] to the British Formula Three team in place of Lando [Norris] who cannot be with us. We’ve watched James develop and drive well over the course of the season in the Formula Four car and we’re pleased to give him the opportunity to race with us at Donington in the British Formula Three car.”
Fraser Sheader, director of performance and management team ADD Motorsports added:
“It’s a great opportunity for James to sample the BDRC British F3, as it’s certainly one of his options for next year. He’s had a brilliant season, finishing consistently on the podiums and in with a real shout of the title. We think he’s ready for the step-up and confident he will hit the ground running.”