Superstar Sandy on list of racing’s biggest names

Sandy Mitchell.
Sandy Mitchell.

As with any sport, there are names almost synonymous with motor racing: Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, David Coulthard and so on.

These incredible Formula One legends do not just share that accolade though - they are all winners of the British Super One Junior Max Championship.

Joining that latter list is Letham teenager Sandy Mitchell, the 2014 winner of the Super 
One series.

Sandy, 14, rolled into the final with a 19 point lead at the end of last season and deservedly took the crown.

And the youngster has just signed with Arden Junior Racing Team as their first acquisition for the new MSA Formula.

Sandy is the youngest driver signed by Arden to date, set to be the youngest British driver on the grid and is the only Scottish driver to be selected by the Arden-backed Young Racing 
Driver Academy.

The teen said: “Driving with Arden in this amazing new MSA Formula Championship will really be something special. The new MSA Formula car looks fantastic and I am now fully focused on the transition from karting to 
single seaters.”

Garry Horner, team principal, said: “We are very pleased to have Sandy as our first signing for the 2015 season. We have an established relationship with the Mitchell family since last year when Sandy joined the Young Racing Driver Academy. He is the first driver from the Academy to progress into a single seater Championship, demonstrating the importance of 
the programme.”

Arden International is a multiple formula racing team created in 1997 by Garry Horner and Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing’s F1 team principal.

Arden currently runs teams in the GP2 Series, GP3 Series and World Series by Renault (FR3.5) and from 2015 has secured an entry to the new MSA Formula Junior Series. MSA Formula is the most exciting development in British junior single-seater motor 
racing for almost 50 years.

The arrival of the FIA F4 concept allows 15-year-olds to compete in single seaters in the UK for the first time.

The series will run alongside the British Touring Car 
Championship.