20-year-old Kenyan Formula 3 driver Jeremy Wahome has steadily made his way, racing in most prestigious competition.
Back at home, Kenyans are closely monitoring Jeremy as he pursues his life goal to duel with 6-time Formula 1 (F1) champion Lewis Hamilton.
“Lewis Hamilton is my all-time favourite driver and if he sticks around for the next 4 to 5 years, my dream is to race against him,” he said in an interview with BBC
With the current Formula 1 world champion, 35 years of age, but still driving his Mercedes Benz w11 like a teenager on steroids, Wahome could still get his chance, but he would need to prove his mettle in Formula 3 then Formula 2 before getting his shot.
On June 8, 2018, organisers of the world’s first F3 Asian Championship Certified by FIA released the names of the first confirmed drivers for the inaugural season, and the Kenyan driver just happened to be the only African on the list.
[Kenyan Formula 3 driver Jeremmy Wahome. Photo/courtesy].
His journey, just as was the case with Lewis Hamilton, started when he was just 8 years old when he started racing in the Rift Valley Motor Sports Club Go-Karting championship.
The level of skill and precision was visible from his early days and his family soon moved to Cheltenham in the UK in 2016, where he got to study and hone his skills on the track.
He competed in the Super-Six category and one round of the full Asia Cup at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia, claiming three top rookie awards with two runner-up finishes and a third place from five races.