Clement Novalak

Name: Clement Novalak
Born: December 23rd 2000
Nationality: French
Team: Carlin Buzz Racing
Car Number: 26

Novalak started karting when he was ten years old in France before travelling Europe to enter championships. He raced in the French Minime Championship in 2012 before moving to the 2014 CIK-FIA World KF-Junior Championship and the 2014 CIK-FIA European KF-Junior Championship where he placed 33rd and 39th. In 2015, he competed in the TaG Junior SKUSA SuperNationals XIX and the KFJ WSK Final Cup before taking second in the CIK-FIA World KF-Junior Championship with Tony Kart Racing Team. He also raced in the CIK-FIA European KF-Junior Championship and the KFJ South Garda Winter Cup which he placed 5th in both, the KFJ WSK Champions Cup where he finished 8th and the KFJ WSK Super Masters Series where he placed first, claiming the championship.

Heading into 2016, Novalak competed in seven different championships but claimed second in the Senior OK MSA Kartmasters Grand Prix. 2017 was his last year in karting in which he competed in the OK 22 Degrees South Garda Winter Cup, the OK WSK Champions Cup, the OK CIK-FIA World Championship and the OK CIK-FIA European Championship before taking third in the OK Swedish Championship with Ward Racing and first in the OK WSK Super Master Series.

For 2018, Novalak competed in three different championships. Alongside Josef Kaufmann Racing, he raced in the Formula Renault Eurocup where he finished 23rd in the standings. He also joined the team as a guest driver for 6 races in the Formula Renault NEC. Other than his venture in Formula Renault, he raced with Giles Motorsport in the Toyota Racing Series. Novalak managed to take four podiums and two wins to rack up 711 points and fifth in the standings.

FIA Formula 3
Clement made his Formula 3 debut in 2018 when he joined Carlin to compete in eleven races at the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship. He finished 18th in the standings during his rookie year with 120 points. Novalak returned with the team for a full year in the championship in 2019 where he took 8 podiums, 2 wins and 505 points where he went on to win the championship.

Heading into 2020, Clement makes the move to the FIA Formula 3 for his debut year in the sport. He’ll be joining Carlin Buzz Racing with fellow rookies Enaam Ahmed and Cameron Das.