The 4 yr old whiz kid who may be the next Lewis HamiltonOctober 9th, 2008 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): Leonardo Panayiotou, a young go-kart racer, has been hailed as the next Lewis Hamilton after clinching a sponsorship deal at the age of 4.
Panayiotou races at the Rye House Kart Raceway in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, where Hamilton made his debut aged 8.
The new rider is said to regularly beat racers who are three times his height and age.
He has been offered a three-year contract worth 15,000 pounds a year.
But Panayiotou has only one draw back, he cannot race competitively for four years for insurance reasons.
“He lives and breathes motor racing. He”d spend every waking hour doing it if he could,” Times Online quoted his father, Jason, as saying. (ANI)