Oswaldtwistle boy laps up time and licks his rivals in Formula one simulator (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Oswaldtwistle boy laps up time and licks his rivals in Formula one simulator
4:43pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
NOAH Chamberlain has given his karting career another boost thanks to a couple of cushions and an ice cream!
The seven-year-old from Oswaldtwistle swapped his kart for Pirelli’s Formula One style simulator and produced record-breaking lap times.
The St Andrew’s Primary School pupil wowed crowds at the Lloyd BMW & MINI Motorshow in Colne – but only after they made a few adjustments.
Packed with extra cushions and the pedals set for the smallest of drivers, Noah was keen to get behind the wheel to see what he could do.
As with any new car and track it took a little adjusting to but Noah was soon on the pace, setting an impressive lap time of 1 minute 46 seconds around the full Silverstone circuit – beating the current weekend record by seconds seconds. After a short break and that ice cream, Noah returned to see if he could go faster, only this time his best effort had since been beaten with the new target now a 1 minute 44 second lap.
Unfazed, Noah picked up the gauntlet clambered back in the F1 simulator determined to retake the glory of the fastest lap. The first lap saw Noah immediately record a 1 minute 42 second lap with subsequent laps improving further still until he eventually finished the session with a remarkable 1 minute 34 second lap. This eclipsed the fastest lap of the weekend which was set by an adult by a massive 10 seconds – and it was only three seconds shy of one of Ferrari North Europe’s track day instructors’ who races a high level of single seater cars! As a reward for his impressive efforts, the Lloyd dealership and Pirelli presented Noah with an official Pirelli first place podium cap for his impressive performance!
Pirelli UK’s Marketing Director, Wayne Nickless, said: “Our Pirelli F1 simulator always proves a big hit at these types of events but I think that Noah might have smashed a new record as the youngest driver to set a fastest lap”
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