British F4 runner-up Sebastian Alvarez is making the move to the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship for the 2020 season, completing Double R Racing’s capacity three-car line-up.
The 16-year-old Mexican driver starred in British F4 last year with Double R by taking five race victories and 14 other podiums, and stays with Anthony Hieatt’s multiple championship-winning squad for the graduation into Formula 3.
In what looks set to be one of the Woking squad’s most exciting line-ups for several years, Alvarez – who is part of the Infinity Sports Management stable of drivers – will join Louis Foster, who has also made the move with Double R from F4 to F3, and experienced British F3 racer Benjamin Pedersen.
Alvarez heads into his third year of racing with Double R having debuted in the UK with the team in 2018 for his first season in British F4. In his maiden year on UK tracks, he took four Rookie class podiums and a best overall finish of sixth on his way to 12th overall in the driver standings.
Last season, the Mexican racer put into practice everything he learned in year one by becoming a major force in the title battle. With a total of 19 podiums from the 30 races contested, he missed out on the championship by a mere 20 points.
Tied at the top of the standings going into the last weekend of the season at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, Alvarez actually opened up a five-point advantage after the first two races but a luckless retirement in the finale ended his title dream.
|2019||F4 British Championship - runner-up with five wins, 19 podiums, three pole positions and five fastest laps|
|2018||F4 British Championship - 12th overall with one pole position|
Swedish Championship - OK - 9th
CIK-FIA European Championship - OK - 34th
CIK-FIA World Championship - OK - 26th
WSK Super Master Series - OK - 39th
WSK Champions Cup - OK - 30th
22° South Garda Winter Cup - OK - 12th
WSK Champions Cup - OK Junior
CIK-FIA World Junior Championship - OK Junior - 20th
WSK Night Edition - OKJ - 14th
Florida Winter Tour - Rotax Mini Max - champion
WSK Night Edition - KFJ - 23rd
|2014||Karting: Florida Winter Tour - AM Engines Rotax Mini Max - 12th|
Sierra Esmeralda Championship - MiniRotax - 7th
SKUSA SuperNationals XVII - TaG Cadet - 15th
|2011||Super Karts Cup México, Cadet (Infantil) - champion|