Five British motor racing sensations on verge of breakthrough season aiming to follow in Lewis Hamilton's footsteps | The Sun

WITH Lewis Hamilton nearing the end of his F1 career and George Russell and Lando Norris nearing their prime years, here SunSport looks at the young British drivers to keep an eye on this year.

Hamilton is one of the sport's greats, having won seven World Drivers' Championship titles.

While Russell and Norris will be hoping to take centre stage this year in F1 with the season starting this Sunday with the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Oliver Bearman – Formula 2

Despite being only 17, Bearman has already had a lot of success and has been snapped up by Ferrari to join their young driver programme.

Last year, in his first season in F3, he finished in third place and was promoted by his Prema Racing team to F2 for 2023.

In 2021, the racer from Chelmsford won the Formula 4 series in both Italy and Germany.


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Zak O'Sullivan – Formula 3

The 18-year-old will race in the Formula 3 Championship for Prema Racing this season. Last year he competed in the same series but drove for Carlin.

He won the 2021 GB3 Championship and is a member of the Williams Driver Academy. He was awarded the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award for 2021.


Oliver Gray – Formula 3

Gray will race in the same championship but for O'Sullivan's former team. In 2022 he competed in F4 British Championship, finishing runner-up in the standings.

The 18-year-old is also a member of the Williams Driver Academy.

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Luke Browning won the 2020 F4 British ChampionshipCredit: Getty

The 21-year-old is the current GB3 champion driving for Hitech Grand Prix. He was also the champion of the 2020 F4 British Championship with Fortec Motorsports.

He has already competed in the Formula Regional Middle East Championship this year.

Abbi Pulling – F1 Academy

The 19-year-old has joined F1's new women-only series and drives for Rodin Carlin. She is also a member of the Alpine Academy programme.

Pulling has been racing karts since she was eight and won the Super 1 National Junior TKM Championship twice in 2017 and 2018.

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