Jordan King Next To Star On Sky Sports F1

by Simon Paice

Jordan King is the next young British single-seater talent to appear on Sky Sports F1 show ‘Britain’s Next F1 Star’ later this week.

King has been selected as one of six drivers to be highlighted in the in-depth documentaries, with his story to be told on the eve of the Korean Grand Prix.

The show focuses on the Warwickshire-based driver’s career-to-date, from his late start in karting to his current status as one of the leading lights in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup and the youngest-ever Formula Two racer in the modern era.

“When Sky approached me about the programme, it was obviously a real honour and I feel very proud to be featured,” said the 18-year-old British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star and MSA Academy member.

“I never really think about the highlights of my career too much, though – I prefer to look to the future rather than back at the past. I’m a perfectionist and my own harshest critic, so I’m always endeavouring to improve myself, always wanting to do better. I know I’ve achieved quite a lot so far, but equally, I’ve still got an awful lot more to achieve. You’ve got to keep pushing yourself.

“The pressure is beginning to build as I move higher up the order – there can be no excuses at this level – and to make it all the way to F1 now requires so much more than just being able to climb into a racing car and drive it fast. You need talent, clearly, but you also need the right mental and physical attitude, the right backing, the right people behind you, the ability to present yourself well and a personality to set yourself apart from the crowd. You really need to be the complete package.”

‘Britain’s Next F1 Star’ featuring Jordan King will be broadcast on the Sky Sports F1 channel at 19:30 on Thursday, October 11, with repeats subsequently airing throughout the Korean Grand Prix weekend.

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