Well, hope its worth waiting for!! The wonderful news I have is that Samuel, in his second ever championship came third!! He competed in the Inkart Championship at Daytona Manchester this morning and the age category is 8 to 11 (he is 8) and he came third in a field of 9 drivers!
Here he is receiving his trophy:
And on the podium
And here at home (he was shattered!)
And a close up of the trophy! His name was engraved on it before it was presented to him.
He had three 10 lap heats with random grid starts (like an Formula 1 race) where he had to either keep his position or gain places as this determined the number of points he got from the three heats. He was placed second overall going into the final race so started second on the grid.
He managed to loose two places with a bad racing line and then got one place back after he managed to get going quickly before the race was stopped after a rather nasty crash (one driver came off).
We think he is (after this round and the previous one in January) placed either 3rd or 4th in the Inkart Championship on points but won't know until the race report is published!
Not bad to say that he is probably the youngest driver in the class (cadets) and one of the least experienced!
Jacob is now fired up to do just as well in the Formula Bambino Championship in two weeks, and with his amazing time yesterday, he could do just as well as his bigger brother!