Stephanie Carlin joins McLaren F1 Team as Director of Commercial Operations

Stephanie Carlin joins McLaren F1 Team as Director of Commercial Operations

Rodin’s Formula 3 Team and F1 Academy Director, Stephanie Carlin, has held a similar role within the X44 team at Extreme E, and will oversee a range of activities to support Rodin’s F1 operations at McLaren. His position will also include McLaren’s participation in the 2024 Formula 1 Academy season. She will start in January and will report directly to McLaren Team Principal Andrea Stella.

Carlin is well known in international motorsport circles, having competed in numerous championships before moving into a management position. After working in journalism and marketing, in 2011 she became sales director at Carlin, run by her husband, Trevor Carlin.

In May 2022, she moved into the position of Team Vice President and took on specific responsibility for leading the team’s efforts across several series. She continued in this role early last year, when Carlin joined New Zealand car manufacturer Rodin.

Throughout last year, the team competed in the British F4, FIA F3 and FIA F2 Championships alongside British GB3, and raced for the first time in the Spanish F1 and F4 Academy. The team communicated on its social media networks about Stephanie’s departure. “We can confirm that Stephanie will be leaving us next month to take up a new role at McLaren. “Stephanie is a female leader in motorsport and while we are all sad to see her go, we are incredibly proud of her and can’t wait to see her shine in her new role.”.

Carlin is one of the most successful racing teams outside of Formula 1, with more than 470 race victories and 30 titles since 1999 in Formula 4, Formula 3, Formula 2, Indy Lights, IndyCar, EMS and the Asian Le Mans Series. This team has helped promote more than 30 drivers to Formula 1.

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Lando Norris knows Carlin well, having successfully competed with the team in the junior categories. He spent two years in Formula 3 with the team, winning the British Formula 3 races in 2016 before winning the 2017 FIA Formula 3 Championship. He then finished second with the team in Formula 2 in 2018.

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