James Peace, in control and looking to the future
It has been a busy, but quiet period for the Oxfordshire Single Seater driver recently.
James has been pursuing his A Level and AS Level examinations at school whilst at the same time negotiating a deal with Accelerate Driver Development and www.F1.co.uk.
The deal, enables James to learn the business of sponsorship aquisition whilst at the same time building a portfolio of opportunities within the wider motorsport business landscape. “I am really excited to be working with A.D.D. and F1.co.uk and look forward to showing my talents “off the track” to enable my on track performances to continue.”
I have never given up hope that I can make the finances work to continue my career and I am totally determined to achieving at the highest level.
It has been a busy week for James, on friday he tested the new Formula Ford EcoBoost car at Silverstone with JTR. Incredibly for his local track, James has never driven the National Circuit at Silverstone before, but was again quick matching the times of other drivers that have had several days in the new car.
Team Principle Nick Tandy commented, “James took to the new EcoBoost car extremely well, he clearly knows what he is doing behind the wheel of a race car. I believe Formula Ford would benefit from a driver like James as much as he would benefit from racing in the series himself.”
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James Peace has been selected as a young potential elite driver by the MSA and joins the MSA Academy. James was selected from the many applications as a driver that shows true talent despite a limited budget. James is currently leading the British Junior TKM Championship by 39 points, but has shown domination throughout the year, and a focused intellectual approach to his racing.
“This is truly a great opportunity and one that I will take with both hands”, enthused James.
Look out for James at the final round of the championship at Buckmore Park (2/3 October), the circuit where Lewis Hamilton started his career. James is hoping to take home the trophy that Jenson Button current Formula One World Champion won in 1992 and looking forwards is actively seeking sponsorship for 2011. “I am looking to go into single seater racing next year, but without support I will be having to attempt to win scholarships through various schemes.”, said James.
Talking about the recent Super1 round at Clay Pigeon, James reflected, “We had a difficult weekend, thats all. I drove very well and was unlucky in two situations which meant I couldn’t close the championship out there. But having driven from 12th to 4th, 21st to 8th and 23rd to 6th in the other races, I was far from off form – probably exactly the reverse! We go to Buckmore with 39 points advantage over our nearest competitor and that will certainly help.”