Kenyan Speed King Doing It Big In British F3

21 April of 2017 by

Jeremy Wahome has dreams of being the first Kenyan to be on the motor racing F1, facing champions like Lewis Hamilton. At 18 years, he is making strides towards this dream by taking part in the British F3 motorsport racing championships that are on-going.

Earlier this week he took part in race 3 of 3 at Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire, England where he winded up at position 16. On race 1 he finished at position 10 from 33 racers. Overall he stands at position 14. He cites the use of wet tires on a wet track and damaging his wing as the main challenge on his ranking. He, however, is happy to have 4th fastest lap time and 4 tenth fastest overall.

Jeremy sees this as the essential way to land him another fete besides being the only Kenyan on the F3, his eyes are on the grand F1. The British F3 has produced champions in the past like Ayrton Senna who went on to be F1 World Champ.

He started at 8 years when his dad bought him a Go-kart in Nairobi. When he won his first race, he decided to pursue the hobby. He has represented Kenya at The Rotax Africa Open in Pretoria, he then graduated to the Formula cars at the BMW Asia cup- a race made possible for drivers moving from go-karts to real cars. On that race, he scooped three top rookie awards on runners-up from five races. He also took part in Super-Six category in Asia.

Having relocated to the United Kingdom, he has an initiative which he is building a library in Africa’s second largest slum- Kibera. He hopes to plant the seeds of knowledge to the kids and also provide other essential necessities. The project is a way of giving back to the community as in his travels he has realized education is a foundation of a better life.

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