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Some days are tougher than others, but you have to keep that determination. I’m proud to work with an organisation that helps people do this.
Twenty three year old Nicolas, who is the brother of Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton, has cerebral palsy and up until the age of 16 he relied on the use of a wheelchair.
The ambassadorial role was awarded in recognition of his support for Scope. Over the last five years Nicolas has supported a variety of activities. Most recently Nicolas gave a key note speech at the Scope Inspirations Dinner and Auction at the Guildhall in London as well as attending a Scope Employment Service workshop.
Nicolas was determined to pursue a career in motor racing. In late 2010 he was invited to drive a BMW M3 at Palmer Sport with his father. Nicolas seized the opportunity, impressing everyone with his car control and smooth driving style. In 2011 he pushed himself physically to make his own mark in the world of motor racing and he made his racing debut in the Renault Clio Cup. Nicolas finished the season 14th in the championship standings after achieving two top ten results at the last event. Nicolas returned to the Renault Clio Cup in 2012 finishing 21st in the championship after a challenging year in the series. The following year Nicolas moved to the European Touring Car Cup supporting the prestigious World Touring Car Championship where Nicolas finished 10th overall.
“I’ve seen first-hand the amazing work that Scope does, particularly with young people like the Trendsetters group. I hope that in my role as Ambassador I can inspire all young people out there to never give up and exceed expectations. Some days are tougher than others, but you have to keep that determination to push yourself onto the next challenge. I’m proud to work with an organisation like Scope that helps people do this.”
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