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GB3 champion Luke Browning confirms step up to FIA F3

Wednesday, March 01 2023

Reigning GB3 champion Luke Browning has confirmed that he'll step up to FIA Formula 3 with Hitech Pulse-Eight for 2023, with the new campaign starting this weekend (3-5 March) in Bahrain.

The 21-year-old Brit scored five wins with Hitech in GB3 last year, and claimed the title at October's Donington Park finale. Soon after, he was crowned the winner of the 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award, earning a full test in an Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 team car.

Browning has had a successful race career from his early years, winning the 2020 British F4 Championship courtesy of seven race wins, and then switched to a double campaign in ADAC and Italian F4 in 2021, finishing third overall in the ADAC category with six further podiums to his name.

Browning will now step up to FIA Formula 3 with the British outfit for the 2023 season, joining Gabriele Minì and Sebastián Montoya.

"I'm excited to announce I'll be taking the step up to FIA Formula 3 with Hitech Pulse-Eight Racing. We had a fantastic season in GB3 last year. Over the past twelve months I have really developed as a driver with their guidance and professionalism," said Browning.

"I am very thankful to the people who continuously believe in me and have made this possible. I am under no illusions how competitive FIA F3 is, however, I feel confident in the team and hopefully I can hit the ground running!"

"We are delighted to welcome Luke to our team in FIA Formula 3", said Oliver Oakes, Director of Hitech Pulse-Eight Racing. "We had a fantastic year with him in GB3, securing the driver's title with five wins, and we are confident his experience will be of great value to the team."

Browning is the seventh GB3 graduate to confirm their place on this year's FIA F3 grid, joining 2021 champion Zak O'Sullivan (Prema), 2020 winner Kaylen Frederick (ART GP), Tommy Smith (VAR), Hunter Yeany (Rodin Carlin), Christian Mansell (Campos) and Roberto Faria (PHM Racing by Charouz).