Meet our Drivers

Meet Our Drivers

Kaylen Frederick

Kaylen Frederick demonstrated the talents, disciplines and mindsets of a champion at an early age. Kaylen began racing in karts at age seven winning his first championship at the local Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia. Six successful years in Karting followed racing in WKA, GLSS, SKUSA, Rotax Max Challenge, and Florida Winter Tours winning championships, races and podiums at venues throughout North America.

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Kaylen stepped up to single seater cars at age 13 in 2016 with Team Pelfrey for the Formula Productions F1600 Championship. In pre-season F1600 Winter Series races at PBIR & Sebring during February of 2016, Kaylen collected two pole positions and a 3rd place at Sebring. Once officially licensed at age 14, Kaylen entered the F1600 Series in June mid-way through the championship. Pole positions, podiums, and a win followed quickly. Kaylen also began training in July of 2016 with Rob Wilson at Bruntingthorpe, England, a training that continues in the present.

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Racing as the youngest driver in the 2017 Mazda Road to Indy USF 2000 campaign at 14 years of age, Pilot ONE Racing driver Kaylen Frederick routinely impressed in his rookie season and finished 4th in the 2017 USF2K MRTI Championship. In his 1st season in MRTI with 14 races, Kaylen finished with five podiums (two second place finishes and three 3rd-place finishes). Kaylen competed again in the MRTI USF2K series for a 2nd year in 2018, impressing again with notable performances including 5 podiums, and three pole positions.

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2019 was a learning year for Kaylen as he tackled the British BRDC F3 car and circuits, tallying two wins, 4 podiums, two poles and three fastest laps. In his first year abroad, 2019 provided a solid foundation to race again in the BRDC F3 series in 2020, now as a seventeen-year-old.

Returning to the BRDC series in 2020, “…the speed Kaylen showed, at times, utterly crushed all within a strengthened field” (December 28, 2020). Wining 9 races, 12 podiums, Most Laps Led (120 – nearest rival was 36), and 12 Fastest Race Laps (of 24 Races), Kaylen emerged as the series Champion, Winner of the Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup (8 Pole Positions), and the Jim Clark Trophy (Outstanding BRDC F3 Championship Driver), and the first American driver to win the BRDC Championship.

FIA F3 Championship 2021 – 2023
Kaylen Frederick competed in the FIA F3 Championship from 2021 – 2023.

2021 & Team Carlin Motorsport (Now Rodin Carlin)
In the 2021 championship racing with Team Carlin, following a crash & resulting injury at the Red Bull Ring, Kaylen missed seven races in the series and finished 22nd in the championship.

2022 & Hi Tech Motorsport
Racing with HiTech in the following year in 2022, Kaylen finished in the top 10 in multiple events, however track incidents and car issues limited the championship points, with Kaylen finishing 17th, despite the strong start in the year and improved qualifying and finishes (see below ‘2022 Results’).

2023 & ART Grand Prix: Hindsight & Frustration
In 2023, Kaylen raced with team ART from France. Following a strong start, the team decreased in competitiveness as the season went on. In one year, the French ART team went from winning the drivers’ title with Victor Martins in 2022 to not making the top 10 in the standings with any of its three contenders in 2023. It also dropped from third to eighth in the teams’ championship, having scored just 71 points compared to the 208 points taken in 2022, with no race wins and only two podiums.

“The 2023 campaign was very frustrating,” a disappointed Frederick said. “It was disappointing not just for me but for the whole team, all of us.” Frederick, who was in his third year in the series, explained that “the lack of results did not come from a difficult car to drive, as it overall had “…a good balance. It was just there was not enough speed in it.”

ART Team Director Phillippe acknowledged the team’s package had not been as competitive as in previous years. ““… we haven’t been able to optimize, and it’s a very tough championship with many cars, 30 cars.”

2023 Results

FIA F3 Series Stats:
Championship Position: 21st Position
Best Qualifying: 6th/Bahrain & 9th Red Bull Ring
Best Finishes: 7th Place Bahrain | 10th Place Melbourne | 7th Place Red Bull Ring

2022 Results

FIA F3 Series Stats:
Championship Position: 17th Position
Best Qualifying: 5th Red Bull Ring  | 7th Silverstone
Best Finishes: 5th Silverstone | 6th Red Bull Ring  | 7th Barcelona & Imola | 8th Sakhir, Bahrain

2021 Results

FIA F3 Series Stats:
Championship Position: 22nd
Best Qualifying: Position: P16
Best Finish: P17 Barcelona | P17 Circuit Paul Ricard | P9 Red Bull Ring | P11 Zandvoort | P13 Sochi
7 Races Missed: Injury (Race Incident/Broken Thumb & Subsequent Surgery) and Coronavirus.
1st Place/Most Laps Led: 120 (next best was 36 by title rival Kush Maini)
1st Place/Fastest Laps: 12 (of 24 Races Total)

2020 Results

2020 BRDC F3 Series Stats:
Champion: 2020 BRDC F3: 9 Wins Total
Winner: 2020 Jack Cavill Pole Position Cup | 8 Pole Positions
Winner: 2020 Jim Clark Trophy (Outstanding BRDC F3 Championship Driver)
Podium Finishes: 12 (9 First Places & 3 Second Places)
Most Races Led:  1st Position (11)
1st Place/Most Laps Led: 120 (next best was 36 by title rival Kush Maini)
1st Place/Fastest Laps: 12 (of 24 Races Total)

2019 Results

2019 BRDC F3 Series Stats:
Championship Position: 9th
Race Wins: 2 (4th Position in Race Wins)
Podium Finishes 4 (6th)
Races Led: 2 (4th Position)
Laps Led: 16 (4th Position)
Fastest Laps: 3rd Position
Pole Positions: 2 (4th Position)
DNF’s: 4
1st Lap Incidents: 6

2018 Results

EuroFormula F3/September 22: Monza, Italy: 5th Place Overall & 2nd Place Rookie
SCCA Pro Formula Atlantic Races/Sebring Florida: Four Poles/Two 1st Places
Mazda Road to Indy/USF 2000:
Three Pole Positions, Three 2nd place Finishes, Two 3rd Place Finishes

A Look to the Future:

Like many aspiring young drivers, Kaylen’s aim is to reach for Formula 1, Indy Car, the Indy 500, Formula E, and to compete for World Championships. Please watch these pages as Kaylen races through series and championships in the USA, Europe, and Asia.

From the first time I saw Kaylen it was clear he had an enormous amount of natural talent. This talent combined with his work ethic is his combination for success. I have absolutely no doubt Kaylen will achieve all his dreams and desires and compete at the very highest level of motor racing.

Jack Harvey, 2023 NTT INDY CAR SERIES Driver FOR Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, NO. 45 Hy-Vee HONDA

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At my first test with Kaylen at Spa in 2018 it was obvious that he was truly special, tough, highly ambitious, and very quick. In the races & tests that followed, I’ve come to know this driver has all the hallmarks of a champion. Kaylen is immensely motivated, determined, methodical and precise in his search for speed, with car control second to none.


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