Finnish driver Aleksanteri Huovinen was confirmed as Double R Racing's third driver for the 2016 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, joining the Brazilian pairing of Matheus Leist and Enzo Bortoleto, to complete the Woking squad's line-up.
Huovinen contested the 2015 SMP Formula 4 Championship, which races in Russia, Finland and Estonia, taking three wins on his way to finishing fourth overall. The 19-year-old, who hails from Oulu in northern Finland, claimed two other podium finishes and two fastest laps as he mounted a spirited title fight throughout the year.
Prior to racing in SMP F4, the teenager took part in the Formula Ford Finland series in 2014, finishing as runner-up with five wins and nine top-three finishes. The Finn began racing in karts as a 13-year-old and spent five seasons in the category, with highlights including appearances in the Belgian Rotax Max Challenge, before stepping up to single-seaters.
Huovinen said: "It's fantastic we've signed with Double R and I can't wait for next season to start. Working with the team so far has been really good, the guys are so professional and really know what to do with the car – they've helped me with my driving too and I've definitely found a lot of time already.
"The car is really good, very fast and the downforce is much more than I've been used to. I think we have a great chance to be competitive next year, I know I can be quick and that the guys at Double R will give me a great car."
|2015||Fourth overall in SMP Formula 4 with three wins|
|2014||Second overall in the Formula Ford Finland Championship with five wins|
|2013||Formula Ford Finland Junior series, finishing 11th overall|