Lance Stroll announced as a BRDC Rising Star

Lance Stroll - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Canadian teenager Lance Stroll has been inducted into the British Racing Drivers’ Club Rising Star programme.

The current FIA European Formula 3 Championship leader qualified for the programme due to being born within a Commonwealth country, and joins an exclusive club that has just 850 members that have met the criteria of membership, which includes achieving at the highest levels or the sport or by heavily assisting others to do so.

The BRDC invited Stroll, who is a development driver for the Williams Formula 1 team as well as a championship contender in European Formula 3 with Prema Powerteam in 2016, for an interview with a view to joining the Rising Star programme, which the Canadian is delighted to be a part of.

“I am delighted to have been selected as a BRDC Rising Star,” revealed Stroll. “It’s a significant moment in my career and makes me extremely proud to be associated with such a world-famous organisation.

“I aim to represent the BRDC to the best of my ability for the remainder of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship season.”

BRDC Assistant Club Secretary Luke Evans believes Stroll has what it takes to convert his Rising Star status into a Full BRDC Member status.

“The BRDC have followed Lance’s progress and are delighted to see that his talent is frequently being converted into podium finishes,” said Evans. “We are very confident that he will achieve the criteria required to become a Full BRDC Member.

“His enthusiasm for the Club and its rich history was very impressive when he met with myself and (BRDC Member and Rising Star Scout) David Brodie at the BRDC Clubhouse.

“It is hoped that the expertise within the Club may be able to assist Lance in his career development and we wish him the best of luck for the future.”