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25th November 2010

 

Dear Sirs

re: Max Cornelius

We have been aware of Max since when first he started to compete in junior motor racing, and we have since followed his progress closely – having been impressed with his performance and results on track, and his attitude and presentation off track.

We believe that Max has demonstrated, as well as good speed, a maturity and skill level beyond his experience. We were pleased to be able to offer Max the chance to test with our Formula 3 team recently when he exceeded our high expectations – both in and out of the car.

Max was immediately fast and was also able to work well with the team engineers, giving good and detailed feedback – a vital skill for a modern racing driver.

In two days on track his best lap time s were remarkable and excellent, and he went faster on the circuit than any driver has in that car at a comparable stage in their career, which is enormously encouraging for the future.

We believe that Max is now ready to move into the professional world of Formula 3 racing – a vital, possibly even final, step for all future Formula 1 drivers – and we would like for him to be able to join our team
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If you are considering becoming involved with his programme I can recommend Max most strongly, and I do not believe that you would ever
regret such a decision. He is professional, articulate, pleasant to deal with, committed … and fast!

Of course, if you require any further information please feel free to contact me
.

Yours faithfully

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John Miller

Director

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British racer Max Cornelius took part in an F3 test with Carlin this week as he continues his climb up the motorsport ladder. The 16 year-old follows in the footsteps of F1 aces Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen as he completes a test programme with the championship winning British F3 team.

Cornelius has been one of the front runners in the Autosport Young Guns championship this year, taking five pole positions, nine podiums, including seven race wins. The British racer lost out on the 2010 Autosport Young Guns title by just four points at the season finale in August, due to a final corner accident in the last race of the season which saw his title hopes dashed. However, the young Brit can take solace in having taken more race victories than any other driver this season.

Carlin are six times winners of the British F3 Series and have taken the title for the last three years with F1 ace Jaime Alguersuari, Daniel Ricciardo and Jean-Eric Vergne respectively. In 2010, the team took 21 victories and a total of 48 podiums to strengthen its position as the most successful team in British F3 history.

Carlin have also played a part in testing some of today’s top racing stars. Both Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen were tested by Carlin in preparation for their F1 careers.

Cornelius completed a one day test at the Pembrey circuit in South Wales on Tuesday, which was also the location for Button and Raikkonen’s tests. The Frome born racer, who hails from the same Somerset town as F1 champion Button, impressed the Carlin team with his attitude and talent at the Pembrey test.

Speaking about Cornelius, Carlin’s Steve Hollman said, “Max is still very young so it’s a good idea to get him some experience in an F3 car which is a great platform for young driver development. Despite this being his first experience of the F3 car, Max did a great job and adapted very well to the increased power and grip; the team have been very impressed with him. I think this will give him a really good indication of how he needs to develop as a driver as his career continues.”

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