Nicolas Hamilton, younger brother of F1 champ Lewis, is entering five events in an Audi S3 this season
Matt Burt
24 March 2015

Nicolas Hamilton, the brother of Formula 1 World Champion Lewis, will this season become the first disabled competitor to participate in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

The 22-year-old, who lives with the neurological condition Cerebral Palsy, will enter five events of the 2015 BTCC season, competing in an Audi S3 with the Essex-based AmD Tuning team.

Hamilton, who has previously competed in the Renault Clio Cup and European touring cars, will begin his 2015 race programme at Croft circuit on 27-28 June, before continuing his season at Snetterton, Rockingham, Silverstone then concluding at the Brands Hatch finale.

He said: “I’m coming into the championship with a lot to learn and my expectations are to develop as a driver as my programme across the season progresses. While I’m aiming to improve as a driver, I’m also hoping to inspire others to strive for their own personal goals, whatever their situation in life.

"Anyone can exceed expectations in one way or another and I hope to prove that when I race alongside not just able-bodied drivers, but the best touring car drivers in the UK.”

AmD Tuning team boss Shaun Hollamby said: "BTCC is a fiercely competitive series with hard wheel-to-wheel racing action on track and we have developed Nicolas’s 2015 program to ensure he enters the championship with a level of preparation. We have a number of test sessions over the coming months, which will enable him to acclimatise to the car.

Hamilton will run as a 'guest' entrant in the five events he undertakes because he does not hold the BTCC licence needed to be eligible for points in the championship.

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24 March 2015
And whilst on the subject the documentary he did a couple of years back should be compulsory viewing for school children (some adults to). Went some way to help to understand how difficult life can be if you're unfortunate to have problems with mobility etc

 

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24 March 2015
I had not realised that this young man had become a participant in motor sport, although I was aware of his existence as Lewis's brother. Good luck to him for promoting motor sport as something that anyone can attempt whatever the physical problems they may have; the sport will be all the better for it I am sure.


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