Rodin Carlin will be renamed and rebranded to be run under the name Rodin Motorsport for the upcoming 2024 season, a release from the organisation confirmed this morning.
The team will operate all cars under the new name and black and white colours.
The change comes following the departure of Carlin founder Trevor Carlin in November last year, with Rodin’s founder David Dicker joining the team as the majority shareholder at the start of the season.
Founded in 1996 by Carlin and Martin Stone, the team, operating under the names Carlin Motorsport, Carlin and, last season, Rodin Carlin, has helped promote over 3o drivers to Formula 1, securing nearly 500 race wins and over 30 championship titles along the way.
Previous drivers for the outfit include Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastien Buemi and Josef Newgarden. Kiwis Brendon Hartley and Tom Blomqvist have also competed under the Carlin name.
More recently, Louis Sharp won the 2023 British Formula 4 Championship, while Rodin has been a significant backer of Liam Lawson, who made five Formula 1 starts last season.
Rodin Motorsport competes in six series, including Formula 2, Formula 3, F1 Academy, the British Formula 4 Championship, the GB3 Championship and the Spanish F4 Championship.
Dicker, the Director of Rodin Motorsport, said: “I am thrilled to lead Rodin Motorsport in this new era of our racing history.
“The team has a tremendous racing pedigree, which we will continue to build upon moving forward.
“The 2024 season is again going to be an exciting year for everyone at Rodin Motorsport, and I, for one, can’t wait to get back on track where we belong.
“Our core values remain the same, and we continue to strive to be the leading junior motorsport team. Our commitment to the drivers, championships, and staff remains unwavering – we are here to race, develop drivers and keep winning.”
Founded by Australian-born entrepreneur Dicker in 2016, Rodin has quickly established itself as a leading automotive organisation based out of a 550-hectare headquarters near the Mount Lyford ski resort in the South Island.
Since 2020, Rodin has been a significant backer of several motorsport stars, including three-time W Series champion Jamie Chadwick, Sharp and Lawson.
The team also applied for a Formula 1 entry from 2026, which was declined in favour of Andretti Global.
Following the rejection, they issued a release detailing their plans, including building their cars in New Zealand and reserving a seat for a female driver, saying Chadwick would have been their driver of choice.
Dicker also flirted with the possibility of purchasing a stake in AlphaTauri, which was ultimately deemed as unviable.
For 2024, the team remain committed to all six series where they operate.