Swedish teenager Hampus Ericsson has been confirmed as Double R Racing’s first driver signing for the 2019 BRDC British F3 Championship.
Hoping to follow in the wheeltracks of compatriot Linus Lundqvist, who won the 2018 BRDC British F3 title with the Woking team, the 16-year-old will be the second member of the Ericsson family to compete for the team. His brother, current Indycar and ex-F1 racer Marcus Ericsson, was with Double R for six British F3 races in 2009, taking four podiums with two wins at Rockingham and Hockenheim.
Some 10 years later, 16-year-old Hampus is ready to mount his own challenge on the highly competitive category with Double R after making a huge impact in 2018. Following a couple of years in British F4, he stepped up to British F3 for the final two events last season and made headlines with a podium finish at the Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit in only his second race.
Ericsson started his motor racing career in karting in his native Sweden in 2011, going on to finish third overall in the 2014 Swedish Junior 60 Championship. After moving into KF3 and KFJ the following year, he then became Vice-Champion of the Swedish KF Junior Championship.
Stepping up into car racing for the 2017 season in British F4, he concluded the campaign 10th overall with two podiums and also won the Challenge Cup. Last year he was 11th overall – with a best result of fourth – despite missing the final nine races following his switch to British F3.
|2018||F4 British Championship - ninth overall
BRDC British F3 - five races with one podium
|2017||F4 British Championship - 10th overall, two podiums, Challenge Cup winner|
|2016||Swedish Championship KF Junior - second overall
CIK-FIA European Championship - OK Junior
CIK-FIA World Junior Championship - OK Junior
Trofeo delle Industrie - OK Junior - fourth
WSK Final Cup - OKJ - 11th
|2015||Swedish Championship - KF Junior
WSK Final Cup - KFJ - Eighth
Goteborgs Stora Pris - KF3
|2014||Swedish Championship - Junior 60 - Third
Goteborgs Stora Pris - Junior 60 - fourth
|2013||Swedish Championship - Junior 60
Goteborgs Stora Pris - Junior 60
|2012||Goteborgs Stora Prix - Junior 60|
|2011||MKR series Sweden Formula Micro|