Williams Racing announces Luke Browning as newest Driver Academy member

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Currently competing for Hitech Pulse-Eight in the 2023 FIA Formula 3 Championship, driver Luke Browning will join the Williams Racing Driver Academy.

On joining the academy, the 21-year-old will work in close collaboration with the Williams Racing team to further improve and develop his race craft with a personalized simulator program at the factory in Grove, Oxfordshire. Browning will also join the team on the trackside during Grand Prix weekends.

During his 2022 season, Browning claimed the GB3 Championship with Hitech GP, with five race victories and eight additional podiums.

“I’m really looking forward to being a part of the Williams Racing Driver Academy,” said Luke Browning. “A huge thank you to everyone at Williams Racing for the opportunity to shoot for the stars. To be welcomed into the family is a dream come true, the heritage of this team is phenomenal. I can’t wait to see where we can go, our journey starts here.”

“We’re pleased to have Luke join the Williams Racing Driver Academy,” said Sven Smeets, sporting director, Williams Racing. “He’s a highly talented driver with several major achievements already under his belt, including the 2022 Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award, the 2022 GB3 Championship and the 2020 British F4 Championship. Everyone at Williams Racing is looking forward to working closely with Luke throughout the year as he competes in FIA Formula 3 with Hitech Pulse-Eight. He’ll have the opportunity to develop his abilities while providing useful feedback through simulator work at Grove.”

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