After six rounds the 2012 GP3 Series is coming to a close with the penultimate event of the season at Spa this weekend, in what has so far been a strong season for Carlin. Coming off the back of a four week break and following a dominant weekend in Hungary, the entire team look to continue their recent form this weekend in Belgium with drivers Antonio Felix da Costa, Alex Brundle and William Buller.

Last time out in Hungary was Carlin’s strongest weekend in the GP3 Series so far, with da Costa becoming the first driver to win both races in a single weekend. In addition, British racer Brundle achieved his first podium position in the series with a strong third place finish during race two.

The Spa-Francorchamps race circuit is renowned as being one of the most challenging on the calendar. Corners such as Eau Rouge and Blanchimont, as well as elevation changes and the changeable weather conditions, make this race one of the most exciting events on the calendar to watch.

In the four week break the Carlin men have been keeping their race craft well and truly up to speed as they compete in other series. Buller has been out on track at both the Nürburgring and Zandvoort for the FIA European Formula Three Championship taking a win and a second place, as well as a strong points haul, over the course of the two rounds for Carlin.

Brundle and da Costa were both out at Silverstone with the World Endurance Championship and the Formula Renault 3.5 Series respectively where both drivers enjoyed strong races.

Lying third in the championship da Costa said of this weekend ‘It’s going to be great to be back in the GP3 car after such a good weekend in Hungary. We know we have the pace to come away with some strong results and so we will push 100% every time we go out. I love Spa as a circuit and I’ve won there in the past so it should be a good weekend for us. I’m too far behind in the points to be thinking about the championship so unlike Mitch [Evans] and Aaro [Vainio] I can just concentrate on taking risks and winning races.”