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Caterham reserve driver Robin Frijns tells Crash.net how he got in to motorsport despite and how he was tricked in to competitive racing

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TomIvoh

February 27, 2014 10:23 AM

so actually, his background is no different than all the others: Dad had plenty of money and time bo buy him a kart at the age of 7 and to help him year long to win championship.
And to say that his family had no background in racing???
"my dad helped a friend who bought 3 Porsches..."
Hey, my dad did not even dream having one !!!
Spoiled kid like all the F1 drivers nowadays, never had to work....

BooBoo123

March 01, 2014 3:30 PM

Ah the armchair critic... So cynical. Free speech is wasted on the dismissive.

Good luck to him. Regardless of his background and origins, this is a man whose credentials alone should have assured him of at least a GP2 drive this year, so I'm delighted to see Caterham giving him a shot, however limited it may prove to be.

Start of things to come with any luck.

BooBoo123

March 01, 2014 3:37 PM

Also, where in the article does it scream he is a 'spoiled kid'?

From what I gather, he was 7 and was having fun. His Dad was dedicated enough to get him a kart... it doesn't say whether it was a struggle financially or whether it was easy, just that he did and good for him.

Regardless, doing that honed his son's talents and now he is in F1.

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