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Stratford karter Lucas Blantford not letting disappointment of dropping off prestigious programme due to lack of funds deter him from succeeding in motorsport





LUCAS Blantford is not going to let giving up on his dreams of reaching Formula One deter him from succeeding in the world of motorsport.

Future choices: Lucas Blantford contemplating at Shenington his next move in his ambition to be a racing driver. Photo: Mark Williamson
Future choices: Lucas Blantford contemplating at Shenington his next move in his ambition to be a racing driver. Photo: Mark Williamson

Unfortunately, the harsh reality of just how much money is needed to progress into single-seater racing has meant the 13-year-old from Stratford was left with no choice but to drop out of a prestigious programme.

Speaking to the Herald about the mind-boggling figures required even at the lower echelons of motorsport, Lucas’ father Adrian said a four-day test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain, was £5,500 to £6,000 per day – and that was before considering the money needed for tyres, hotels and flights.



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