Motorsport: Meirion Evans aiming to follow in father's footsteps in … – Irish Examiner

Motorsport: Meirion Evans aiming to follow in father's footsteps in … – Irish Examiner

Motorsport prodigy Meirion Evans is aiming to emulate his father’s success and make a name for himself in the world of professional racing. The 18-year-old Welshman has already won several karting championships, and his sights are now set on the pinnacle of the sport: Formula 1.

Meirion is the son of former Formula 1 driver, and now renowned motorsport commentator, David Evans. The elder Evans raced for the RAM-Williams team for two seasons in the mid-1980s, and his career and legacy have been an inspiration for his son.

“My dad’s influence has been huge,” Meirion said in an interview. “He’s been a great mentor and a great support. He knows the ins-and-outs of the sport, and he’s been able to share that with me, which has been invaluable.”

Meirion’s karting career began at the age of 12 and he quickly made a name for himself. He has become a three-time British Karting Champion, and he recently won the prestigious Karting World Championship at Le Mans.

“It’s been an amazing journey,” Meirion said. “I’ve really enjoyed the challenge and the competition. It’s been great to have that success and to be able to share that with my family and friends.”

Meirion is now looking to take the next step in his career and make the transition to Formula 1. He is currently competing in the Formula 2 series, the proving ground for the sport’s top tier, and is determined to make it to the highest level.

“My goal is to make it to Formula 1,” he said. “I’m working hard to prepare myself for the challenge and I’m confident in my ability. If I can put together a good season, I’m confident that I can make it. It’s an exciting prospect.”

The racing prodigy is well aware of the pressure and expectations that come with his surname, but he is embracing it and determined to make his own mark on the sport.

“I’m my own man,” Meirion said. “I’m not my father and I’m not trying to be him. I’m my own driver and I’m looking forward to making my own legacy in the sport.”

The precocious talent of Meirion Evans is unmistakable, and the Welshman is aiming to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Formula 1 star. His ambition is clear, and with hard work and dedication, he may just achieve his goal.