20-year-old Kenyan Formula 3 driver, Jeremy Wahome, has been steadily making his way in racing’s most prestigious competition.
On his shoulders, lies the hopes of an entire country and arguably the entire African continent as he pursues his life-long dream to duel with 6-time Formula 1 (F1) champion Lewis Hamilton.
Speaking during an earlier interview with the BBC, the gifted driver made it clear that his dream was to race against his idol and source of inspiration.
He told the BBC at the end of 2017.
“Lewis Hamilton is my all-time favourite driver and if he sticks around for the next 4 to 5 years, it’d be a dream to race against him,”
On June 8, 2018, organisers of the world’s first F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA released the names of the first confirmed drivers for the inaugural season, and the Kenyan driver just happened to be the only African on the list.
His journey, just as was the case with Lewis Hamilton, started when he was just 8 years old when he started racing in the Rift Valley Motor Sports Club Go-Karting championship.