Channel 4 F1® and Renault Sport F1 reserve driver Jack Aitken have helped the MSA select ten young British karters as F1 Future Stars for this year’s Formula 1® 2018 Rolex British Grand Prix at Silverstone (8 July).
FIA F1 Future Stars is a new initiative to bring young drivers closer to their grand prix heroes by accompanying them on the grid for the national anthem before each race.
The MSA pre-selected its reigning Bambino Kart Champion, Archie Clark, as the first FIA F1 Future Star. The governing body then invited MSA kart competition licence holders aged seven to ten to record a short video introducing themselves and saying why they wanted to be an FIA F1 Future Star. More than 50 young drivers submitted clips.
Channel 4 F1’s Steve Jones and David Coulthard sat down with MSA Team UK member and F2 racer Aitken during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend to review the videos. They selected the following MSA Bambino and Cadet karters as FIA F1 Future Stars:
Coulthard, twice a British Grand Prix winner, said: “All the young karters presented very well in their videos, so whittling them down to just nine was tough. I couldn’t believe how many trophies some of these youngsters had in the background – I didn’t win as many in 30 years of racing! I’m really looking forward to meeting the FIA F1 Future Stars at Silverstone and who knows, a future F1 world champion could be among them.”
Silverstone is running its own initiative to find the remaining 10 FIA F1 Future Stars for this year’s British Grand Prix.
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