Prepare to be inspired by the incredible journey of Nicolas Hamilton, a true embodiment of the phrase "you can do anything if you put your mind to it." Despite being born with Cerebral Palsy, Nic refuses to let his disability define him. With unwavering determination, he pushes through pain, strains, and countless obstacles, firmly believing that nothing can stand in the way of his lifelong dream to become a successful racing driver.
Nicolas is the younger brother of the legendary Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time Formula 1 World champion. But Nic is carving his own path to greatness. In 2015, he etched his name in history as the first disabled athlete to compete in the prestigious British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Since then, he has been tearing up the racetrack as a part of Team HARD Racing, steering a powerful Cupra Leon for the thrilling 2022 season. Nic's journey in racing serves as an inspiration not only to those with disabilities but also to able-bodied individuals around the globe, reminding us all that striving for personal improvement, regardless of our circumstances, is not just a dream but an achievable reality.
Back in 2015, Nicolas shattered barriers by becoming the first disabled athlete to grace the BTTC, capturing the hearts and minds of people worldwide. His story serves as a living testament that with unwavering dedication, we can rise above any adversity, regardless of our life situations. In 2019, he made a triumphant return to the BTCC, racing with Motorbase Performance and continuing his awe-inspiring journey toward achieving his motorsport goals.
But the tale of Nicolas Hamilton doesn't end there. In February 2020, he secured his position as the fourth driver for Team HARD, taking the wheel of a powerful Volkswagen CC. And in Round 2 of the championship, at the legendary Brands Hatch circuit, the unimaginable happened. Nicolas accomplished a remarkable feat, clinching his first-ever BTCC points finish. This extraordinary achievement is a testament to his indomitable spirit, defying all odds as a wheelchair-bound racer and proving that dreams can become reality.
Fast-forward to 2023, and Nicolas Hamilton is on a record-breaking spree. In Round 1 of the Championship at Donington Park, he achieved a career-best finish, crossing the line in an impressive sixth position. With each race, he shatters his own personal records, raising the bar not just for disability in the pinnacle of British motorsport but for the entire racing community.
And now, from July 13th to 16th, you can see Nicolas Hamilton's car adorned in the vibrant Rosland colours as we proudly wrap his car for display at the renowned Goodwood Festival of Speed. Nestled in the exquisite parkland surrounding Goodwood House, this extraordinary event is the epitome of a summer garden party for motorsport enthusiasts – a thrilling celebration of the most glamorous sport in the world.
From being a wheelchair user to becoming a trailblazer in motorsport history, Nicolas Hamilton has shattered the notion of what was once considered impossible. His journey is a living testament to the extraordinary heights we can reach when we refuse to be defined by our limitations. Nic's indomitable spirit and record-breaking achievements will continue to inspire generations to come.