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0 to 60mph: Britain's Fastest Kids

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How do you get to be Lewis Hamilton? First, you need to spend your childhood in the high-risk, high-pressure world of go-kart racing. This one-off doc meets three families whose children do just that, chasing the Formula One dream in a world where, if money doesn’t exactly buy success, it’s hard to win big without it.

If you’ve ever been karting for fun, you’ll know it’s not cheap: the Dodd and Denny families each spend more than £100,000 a year financing their young racers. But the Chapmans from Cumbria can't afford for ten-year-old Fenn to join a professional team. Up against the financial might of the rest of the grid, can Fenn hold his own?


Documentary about three children on the professional go-kart racing circuit and the parents who support them through gruelling training and the pursuit of sponsorship deals as they work towards becoming Formula 1 drivers when they grow up. While two families are able to spend large sums of money on their children's ambitions, 10-year-old Fenn Chapman, who has found the sport useful in managing his autism, is unable to join a professional team and faces competitors with much higher budgets.

Cast & Crew

Director Ross Haley
Producer Ross Haley


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