2019 was a big year for motorsport champion, Stuart White. Selected to participate in the Sauber Formula 1 Driver Development programme, he competed in the French Formula 4 Championship, set three new all-time lap records in the South Africa Endurance series in a G57 Ginetta at the Killarney, Aldo Scribante and East London race circuits, and the unofficial lap record at the Phakisa Raceway.
2020 has been very different for the young driver, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting a halt to racing. But White remains positive saying that while these times are affecting us all, the only thing we can do is support and be there for one another.
“Hopefully we will be able to get back to racing as soon as possible,” White says. “I have always had just one thing in mind – to race. I grew up with my Dad being one of the top South African off-road racing drivers and was given my first Go Kart at the age of five. That is where it all started for me.”
Moving through the ranks at a young age, White has an impressive karting pedigree, with Junior Protea Colours awarded to him at the tender age of 11, and Senior Colours at age 16. 2018 saw him become the Formula 1600 InvestChem Formula Ford Champion. With an even more successful 2019 behind him and having scooped a Dunlop/Falken brand ambassador role, it is no wonder he is keen to get back onto the track.
“Being a part of such a well-known and established iconic brand is an honour,” he said. “From the very first moment I was made to feel like family.”