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Samuel Oram-Jones happy with form on KF debut

Meanwhile, away from the track, Sammy has been boosted by news he has been accepted on to the newly launched McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) Performance Academy, which will be hosted at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, home of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team, with the programme commencing this week (February 21-22). In addition to the two-day practical course, Sammy will also receive a further follow-on session and a monthly feedback programme throughout the year.

“It is great to get this chance with McLaren,” Sammy continued. “It is good to be accepted onto it and finally get some work in with them.

“I will get one-on-one help from their trainers and you know you are getting advice from people that have worked with some very good drivers – like F1 World Champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. I am very happy and feel privilege to be a part of this newly launched scheme.”

“Sammy has made a good start to the year,” added his manager and father, Emil. “It is great he has got onto the McLaren Performance Academy and in his first race in KF last weekend he was up against a lot of older and more experienced drivers. There is no age limit in KF and some are as old as 32. Yet Sammy didn't disgrace himself - far from it. True, he made some errors and the results were not perfect. But two fastest laps and a third place in one of the heats, is very encouraging. We are now really looking forward to the next race at La Conca.”

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Samuel Oram-Jones at the KF class Winter Cup event at the South Garda circuit in Lonato, Italy [Pic credit: KSP]
Samuel Oram-Jones in action in the KF class Winter Cup event at the South Garda circuit in Lonato, Italy [Pic credit: KSP]

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