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Young British Stars Highlighted By Sky Sports F1

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Six of Britain’s brightest young stars are going to appear in a series of shows on the Sky Sports F1 channel.

Starting on Thursday 4th October and running ahead of grand prix weekends, ‘Britain’s Next F1 Star’ will focus on driver’s hoping to become an F1 world champion, charting their career’s so far and aspirations for the future.

The first thirty-minute show, on the eve of the Japanese GP, will look at Protyre Formula Renault BARC front-runner Seb Morris, looking at his success in the Ginetta Juniors and BARC, whilst also following Seb as he meets his hero, Michael Schumacher.

A week later, Jordan King will be the focus, looking at how he overcame cancer at an early age to go on and enjoy success in Formula Renault in the UK and across Europe. Show three on October 25th looks at the life of Josh Hill and his bid to become a third generation F1 superstar.

The fourth show looks at current GP3 racer Alice Powell, who was the first female driver to win the Formula Renault BARC title and is looking to become the first ever female Formula 1 world champion, before the attention turns to Dean Smith as he tries to finally break into Formula One, whilst also juggling a new bride and baby off track as well.

The final show on November 22nd, ahead of the season ending Brazilian GP, looks at the career of Alex Brundle, looking at the attention being the son of ex-F1 racer and Sky Sports pundit Martin brings and his chances of reaching the top.

The first three shows will premiere at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings, before being repeated through the next couple of days. The schedule for the November shows have yet to be confirmed.

The series is sponsored by Scalextric, who you can follow on twitter @Scalextric #ScalextricNextF1Star.

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