Hitech Pulse-Eight have retained Luke Browning for the 2024 Formula 3 campaign, announcing that the Williams Academy driver will spend his second season in the Championship with them.

2024 will be Browning’s third year in the Hitech fold, having achieved the GB3 Championship title with them in 2022. Earning his promotion to F3 this year, the Briton went on to score one podium finish in the Barcelona Sprint Race on his way to 15th in the Standings, alongside storming to a lights-to-flag victory in the Macau Grand Prix last month.

Speaking on the confirmation, the 21-year-old said he’s eager to put his experience and lessons from his rookie season into practice next year.

“I am super excited to announce I’ll be joining the grid with Hitech Pulse-Eight for the 2024 Formula 3 season. I have an abundance of faith in the team around me, with the things we learned throughout the season last year I believe we will be able to build on our skills and ability to execute which we showed a glimmer of most recently in Macau.

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“This Championship will never be easy with the standard of drivers but also with just the nature of the Championship. However, having visited all of the tracks we’re going to next year once before, I believe puts us in a great position to score points in every race weekend going forward.

“I’m super grateful to Williams Racing and Hitech Pulse-Eight for their support going into the new season. Consistently delivering is the goal, and one I look forward to achieving next year.”

Browning’s racing career began in saloon cars in 2019, before entering joining the British F4 grid in 2019. His follow-up season included seven wins, 16 podiums and six pole positions to bring home the title. He went on to finish third in ADAC Formula 4 the next year, in addition to three-race appearances in Italian F4 and GB3 Championship.

Completing a full campaign in GB3, Browning was crowned Champion with five victories and 13 podiums to his name. Additionally, he won the BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award, completing his prize run in an F1 car with Aston Martin and followed that up by earning a spot in the Williams Driver Academy this year.

Hitech Team Manager Paul Bellringer added: “We are delighted to have Luke racing with the team again in his second season of FIA Formula 3. We are confident in his ability to fight for wins and come away with a consistent set of results. Following our win in Macau together last month, we are eager to be fighting upfront from the get-go when the 2024 season commences in February.”