American Ryan Tveter joins Carlin F3 program

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Trevor Carlin’s team has another American confirmed for the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, as Ryan Tveter joins the previously announced Gustavo Menezes.

It’s good news for Tveter, the Oyster Bay, N.Y. native, who ended 2014 sidelined due to a back injury.

“It feels great to be joining Carlin for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship,” Tveter said in a release. “My first time in the F3 car was with Carlin at Silverstone at the beginning of December. I immediately felt very comfortable in the car, and the team’s professionalism and experience really helped me to be very quick straight away.

“There were a lot of drivers going after the same seats so competition in testing was intense, but I am so pleased to have earned a spot,” he added. “Moving up to FIA F3 with the most successful team in junior single-seater racing is a great milestone, and I’m working very hard for the season ahead.

“I have to say that we have been very impressed with Ryan’s performance so far,” said Trevor Carlin, the team’s racing director. “Not only was his pace very good, but Ryan also has a great approach and attitude. He wants to learn and he wants to win.

“We believe with Ryan’s work ethic and application he will be a competitive driver this season, despite it being so early in his racing career.  We had to make tough choices again this year as we were looking at a lot of talented drivers and only had six seats for FIA F3. Ryan proved himself very well in winter testing and we are excited to build on that for the season ahead.”