The Mobility Roadshow organised by Goose Live Events on behalf of Mobility Choice, is delighted to announce that racing driver Nicolas Hamilton will be opening the 2017 event at 10am, 1 June. (NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire).
Nicolas Hamilton – brief bio
Nicolas Hamilton is a prime example of ‘you can do anything if you put your mind to it’. Born with Cerebral Palsy, he continuously strives to overcome the challenges associated with disability. He is young, hungry, determined and believes that his CP will not prevent him from achieving his lifelong dream of becoming a successful racing driver.
With motorsport in the family (F1 driver Lewis Hamilton is his brother) and therefore in his blood, but both time and physical strength against him, Nicolas never had the confidence to try motorsport. After years of hard work and dedication in overcoming his condition from wheelchair bound to walking unaided by the age of 17, Nicolas’ parents decided to agree to his request to be allowed to race. He was given the opportunity to race in the highly competitive Renault Clio Cup series. This naturally was a baptism of fire given that this would be Nicolas’ first attempt at motorsport, but Nicolas handled the challenges presented to him with the same dedication and determination that his disability presents to him on a daily basis.
Nicolas had a fantastic first year of racing, finishing midfield in the season. His second year proved a little tougher both with luck and much bad luck, but Nicolas remains determined to achieve his dream. After proving himself to the world of motorsport in just two short years, his ambitions are set high with the desire of racing in the Deutschen Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), or similar racing series as a motivation to others that disabled life is for living.
Ann Frye, Chair of Mobility Choice, comments:
“We are delighted to welcome Nicolas Hamilton to the Mobility Roadshow. His determination and achievements will be an inspiration to many young people with disabilities thinking about driving and independent mobility for the first time.”
For more information about this free to attend event, visit www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk.