Browning loved a whirlwind 2022 by taking the GB3 championship crown, additionally with Hitech, and occurring to be named Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Younger Driver of the Yr following a rigorous two-day test at Silverstone.
Browning, who beat Ollie Bearman, Jamie Chadwick and Louis Foster to the award, is the ultimate driver named on the 2023 F3 grid and joins Sebastian Montoya and Gabriele Mini at Hitech. The F3 season begins this weekend at Bahrain (3-5 March).
“I’m excited to announce I’ll be taking the step as much as FIA Components 3 with Hitech. We had a unbelievable season in GB3 final yr. These previous 12 months I’ve actually developed as a driver with their steerage and professionalism,” stated Browning.
“I’m very grateful to the individuals who repeatedly consider in me and have made this attainable.
“I’m beneath no illusions how aggressive FIA F3 is and moving into the automobile for the primary time in February will probably be a steep studying curve earlier than we head to Bahrain. I really feel assured with everybody at Hitech that I can hit the bottom operating.”
Browning grew to become the primary driver to say the British F4 and GB3 crowns when he scored 5 wins with Hitech Grand Prix and secured the 2022 GB3 title on the Donington Park finale.
The British driver then joined an illustrious checklist of younger driver award winners that features 2009 F1 world champion Jenson Button, 13-time grand prix winner David Coulthard, present F1 drivers Lando Norris and George Russell, and 2014 World Endurance champion Anthony Davidson.
“We’re delighted to welcome Luke to our crew in FIA Components 3. We had a unbelievable yr with him in GB3, securing the motive force’s title with 5 wins, and we’re assured his expertise will probably be of nice worth to the crew,” added crew principal Oliver Oakes.
Browning is the ultimate title of the 30-strong 2023 F3 entry checklist which has been confirmed on the eve of the opening spherical in Bahrain. The complete F3 entry checklist, together with F2, will be discovered here.