Tommy Smith will be getting back behind the wheel for Van Amersfoort Racing in his sophomore FIA Formula 3 season next year, the Dutch team has confirmed.

The Australian racer experienced a challenging rookie campaign, but after positive showings during the three post-season tests and the Macau Grand Prix, he is thrilled to be continuing their partnership and is ready to put his wealth of experience into practice in 2024.

"Continuing with Van Amersfoort Racing for another year is an incredible opportunity," said Smith. "The team and I have had a great partnership so far, and I cannot wait to see what 2024 brings us. I'm eagerly waiting for the challenges ahead, and ready to give it my all for a great second season in FIA Formula 3."

The 21-year-old's racing career began in the 2017-2018 New Zealand Formula 1600 Championship, achieving his first podium that same season. Two consistent campaigns would follow in the Australian F4 Championship, achieving eighth and seventh in the Standings.

2021 saw Smith compete in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine, in addition to a three-round appearance in the GB3 Championship. Sticking with GB3 for 2022, he secured 18 points-scoring finishes, including one victory at Spa-Francorchamps and a podium in the opening round.

Rob Niessink, CEO of Van Amersfoort Racing added: "Tommy is a great character to work with and we’re thrilled to extend our partnership for another season. With his rookie season behind him, 2024 will be the year where he can put his experience in the championship to use. We’re excited to see how he will perform next year.’’