Karting star Chloe Grant meets Formula One hero Lewis Hamilton

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Chloe Grant, the Perth High teenager who has exploded onto the Scottish karting scene, met Lewis Hamilton, the five times world champion and current championship leader, during a trip south for the British Grand Prix.

Chloe (13), who has been a Racing Role Model for Susie Wolff’s Dare to be Different charity for the past four years, was attending an event at the Silverstone Porsche Experience, working on the Pirelli Pit Stop Challenge.

Dare To Be Different - or #D2BD - is a joint initiative between Susie Wolff and the Motor Sports Association, and is an exciting community for women who work in, or want to work in, any aspect of motorsport. 

Chloe's role at Silverstone was to show the participating girls how to change the wheels on an F1 car, while on the clock.

Another of the D2BD Ambassadors, Kathryn Richards, is a wind tunnel technician with the Mercedes F1 team and she set-up Chloe with a personal tour of the team factory.

“Before a fabulous tour of the factory and assembly bays I was presented with a hat and photograph that Lewis had signed,” said Chloe, who is backed by Chiropractic Life, Bannerman's Colour Studio and Gary Buist Commercials.

He’s a hero of mine and it was amazing that he made time in his busy schedule to chat about kart racing

“I had been looking at the impressive trophies which have the names of the winning teams and drivers going back to the start of the F1 championship in 1950 when I got the shock of my life.

“Kathryn told me Lewis was on his way over to meet me!

“He’s a hero of mine and it was amazing that he made time in his busy schedule to chat about kart racing, some of the tracks where we have both raced and ask how I was progressing. It was fantastic experience, especially with Lewis winning the Grand Prix again on home soil.

“I’m sure he is going to make it three world championships in a row this season.”

Chloe is racing in the Scottish Karting Championships this weekend in Golspie.

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