Carlin names Peter Li Zhi Cong as its first driver for British F3

British Formula 3 International Series team Carlin has confirmed its first driver for the 2014 campaign

Carlin names Peter Li Zhi Cong as its first driver for British F3

Chinese racer Peter Li Zhi Cong, who contested one British F3 round at Brands Hatch last year, will undertake a full season in one of the squad's Dallara-Volkswagen F308s.

Li has a background in Asian single-seater racing, and in 2013 won the region's GT series as well as contesting the Asian Porsche Carrera Cup.

"I'm pleased to be back with Carlin full time for the 2014 season," he said.

"I enjoyed my time testing and competing with them last year at Brands Hatch and I can't wait to start racing this year.

"I haven't raced at many of the tracks, but I'm confident that we can put some good work in on the simulator, enjoy a solid year together and learn as much as possible."

Carlin hopes to have at least two cars out for the British F3 season opener at Rockingham on May 4/5.

Team boss Trevor Carlin said: "It's an extremely relevant championship for young drivers looking to learn their craft and progress through the motorsport ranks.

"We're pleased to be competing again in such a great championship and look forward to the season kicking off in May."

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