Hitech Pulse-Eight have confirmed Luke Browning will complete the team’s 2023 line-up. The Briton joins Sébastian Montoya and Gabriele Mini at the British team.

He steps up to FIA Formula 3 following a successful season that culminated in his winning of the 2022 GB3 Championship. He claimed five victories on the way to the title and subsequently won the BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award, earning a full test with Aston Martin in F1 machinery.

Browning made his racing debut in saloon car racing before moving to British F4 in 2019. His second season in the Championship brought title success, taking six poles, seven wins and 16 podiums in total.

A full GB3 campaign followed in 2022 and he claimed the title with Hitech. Moving to FIA F3 with the same team, the 21-year-old says that the continuity will help him hit the ground running in Bahrain.

“I’m excited to announce I’ll be taking the step up to FIA Formula 3 with Hitech. We had a fantastic season in GB3 last year. These past 12 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 and stepping into the car for the first time in February will be a steep learning curve before we head to Bahrain. I feel confident with everyone at Hitech that I can hit the ground running!”

Team Principal Oliver Oakes added that he was confident Browning would be able to replicate his form from GB3 in 2023.

“We are delighted to welcome Luke to our team in FIA Formula 3. 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.”