Conor Daly will run a full GP3 campaign in 2011 with Carlin. In addition to his European endeavors, he will also run select non-conflicting Firestone Indy Lights events with Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
The 19-year-old Indiana resident won the 2010 Star Mazda Championship — driving for Juncos Racing — with seven wins and 12 podiums in 13 starts. A portion of his 2011 season will be funded by Mazda as part of the Mazda Road to Indy.
Daly tested a GP3 machine with Carlin at Jerez last October, impressing team owner Trevor Carlin with his outright speed and detailed feedback.
This will be an extremely busy year for the talented up-and-comer, but I expect Daly will adapt just fine.