Karter Caden has F1 dream

Caden McQueen
Caden McQueen

He may only be nine-years-old, but Caden McQueen is well on the way to achieving his dream of becoming F1 world champion.

The go karter from Emerson Valley recently added the Midlands Championship to his ever-growing list of successes since moving into the class.

He first got the racing bug when he was just five, riding his pedal go-kart to and from school every day.

Caden’s first motorised karting experience came later on when he was entered into the Bambino Club championship, held at circuits up and down the country.

And from there he hasn’t looked back. Last year, Caden came fifth in the championship at Whilton Mill, and sixth at Shennington, while picking up awards for Most Promising Cadet and Most Promising Driver in 2012.

He dominated in the East Anglian Championships earlier this season, winning every race at Kimbolton circuit in Cambridgeshire.

His victory in the Midlands Championship, held at Rissington, sees him following in the footsteps of previous winners Nigel Mansell and Jenson Button - both of whom went on to win F1 titles.

“I have been really happy with Caden’s progress with this year,” said his team manager Luke Hines. “I thought this would be a learning curve for him, but coming to Rissington for the first time and coming away with the win is an amazing achievement.

“He is definitely someone to watch for in the future.”

If you want to sponsor Caden, email cadenmcqueen@yahoo.co.uk