Bri­tish F3 cham­pion Leist heads to Indy Lights

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BRDC Bri­tish For­mula 3 cham­pion Matheus Leist will race in the Indy Lights se­ries this year with Car­lin.

Leist claimed the Bri­tish F3 ti­tle with Dou­ble R Rac­ing last year – iron­i­cally de­feat­ing Car­lin driver Ricky Col­lard in a fi­nal-round show­down at Don­ing­ton Park.

He had pre­vi­ously raced in MSA For­mula with the squad, fin­ish­ing fifth, be­fore his run to the ti­tle – which was Dou­ble R’s first cham­pi­onship suc­cess in 10 years.

The Brazil­ian took part in the end-of-sea­son GP3 Se­ries tests at Abu Dhabi with ART, Ar­den and Tri­dent, but has now com­pleted a switch to Car­lin – which last year helped Ed Jones to the Indy Lights ti­tle – to com­pete in the Indycar feeder se­ries in 2017.

“I’m very ex­cited to be join­ing Car­lin in Indy Lights,” said Leist. “I had quite a few op­tions open to me in 2017, but a com­bi­na­tion of things made Indy Lights a great op­tion for me.”

Leist to Indy Lights

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