Luke Browning wins prestigious Aston Martin Autosport BRDC award
2020 ROKiT British F4 Champion Luke Browning was announced as the latest winner of the prestigious Aston Martin BRDC Autosport Award at the annual Autosport Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, London last night (4 December).
The award, which aims to recognise British talent and help unearth the nation’s next Formula 1 star, has a star-studded roster of former winners, including Jenson Button, David Coulthard and more recently George Russell and Lando Norris.
Browning, who was shortlisted alongside FIA Formula 3 star Ollie Bearman, USF2000 champion Louis Foster and W Series champion Jamie Chadwick, impressed the judging panel with his performances across the assessment days, sampling a wide range of machinery including a Formula 2 car, Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and an LMP3 challenger.
The Cheshire-based racer now wins a prize test in an Aston Martin Formula 1 car and £200,000, among other prizes. After winning ROKiT British F4 in a dramatic final day showdown versus fellow award winner Zak O’Sullivan in 2020, Browning went on to enjoy success in German and Italian F4, before returning to domestic shores and taking the GB3 title this year.
“Incredible! It was really special to see all the names in the room, to add my name to the list… Words can’t describe,” said a delighted Browning after being unveiled the winner.
“It’s a testament to the guys of the hard work they put into me, I’m so grateful. Thank you.”