19 Jul 2012

Dinner meeting: Formula Pilota China Series with speaker Dan Wells

Our speaker today is Mr. Dan Wells, who talked about “Formula Pilota”.  Dan is a 21-year-old British racing driver who, having achieved 100% in Economics and Politics at college, started his racing career and rose through the ranks very quickly, finishing 2nd in one of the most competitive junior categories in Europe, Formula Renault UK. Having achieved this, but lacking the budget to continue racing, he started a web page which raised 8500GBP from more than 100 different individual sponsors world wide which enabled him to make the move out to Asia. He tested with his new team KCMG in Formula Pilota last week, and was P1 on both days. The winner of the championship gets a 4 day test with Ferrari in Italy, and a Japanese F3 seat at a third of the price. He is looking for partners and sponsors to get join us in our quest to become Formula One World Champion

At the end, Sergeant At Arms IPP Martin reported that he collected HK$1010 for raffle and fines, Dan drew the raffle and the winner was PP Peter, who received the raffle prize: a radio controlled motor car.