The Austrian driver wants to win the title after being within an ace of winning the 2017 Macau Grand Prix
Ferdinand Habsburg is one of the clear candidates to win the FIA F3 Championship in 2018. His demonstration of driving skills back in Macau in 2017 puts him over and he has just extended his contract with Carlin.
Habsburg was one of the main attractions back at Daytona last weekend after his performance in Macau. He finished fifth in a very tough race for the #78 of Jackie Chan DC Racing machine. The racing world will focus on the performance of the young Austrian for this 2018 season, and he is eager to hit the track.
“I am pumped to announce that I am re-joining 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!”, said Habsburg.
The evolution of the heir of the House Habsburg was notorious in 2017. The first few races were a bit more on the clumsy side, but after the event held at Norisring, he stepped up his speed and finally scored four podiums throughout the season. One of those podiums was a victory in the infamous Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Trevor Carlin, team manager of Carlin, claims that Habsburg has what it takes to win, and he is a young talent in creation.
“We’re so happy to have Ferdinand back in the team for the 2018 season. The progress he has made in the car since he first joined us in 2017 is amazing and his passion and determination was clear for everyone to see in Macau in November. Out of the car, Ferdinand remains completely professional and one of the nicest drivers to deal with, I’ve no doubt he will be a great asset to the team in 2018”, explained Carlin.
The experience that Habsburg has in the FIA F3 Championship will be very helpful against the newcomers to the grid. The 20-year old Austrian is ready to tackle one of the most important championships in the world.