In 2019 when Edward Haynes, a young karting driver approached Welbro for sponsorship, we had no idea of what would follow, or how successful this talented young man would prove to be. More accurately, Edwards Haynes’s parental management team approached us, as Edward was only five years old at the time!
By the end of the 2020 karting season, Edward was crowned @superoneseries 2020 Bambino C50 Pro Champion, @superoneseries 2020 Bambino C50 O’Plate Champion and 2020 Motorsport UK British Kart Championship. This is a magnificent achievement.
No doubt Edward is looking to follow in the footsteps of the ten British F1 World Champions to date. He is off to a magnificent start, so Welbro did not hesitate to renew our sponsorship for the 2021 karting season. Not only do we hope that Edward goes on to become an F1 world champion, but we hope that Welbro will still have the means of continuing his sponsorship when he does!.
Welbro likes to encourage young people in sport and we do our best to help whenever we can
James Sprack Welbro Managing Director
You can follow the progress of this rising star through the 2021 season on Facebook or Instagram – @edwardhaynesracing -The Welbro team will be cheering him on throughout the season.
In case you are wondering, the ten British F1 World Champions are:
Mike Hawthorn 1958 – Graham Hill 1962 & 1968 – Jim Clark 1963 & 1965 – John Surtees 1964 – Sir Jackie Stewart 1969, 1971 & 1973 – James Hut 1976 – Nigel Mansell 1992 – Damon Hill 1996 – Jenson Button 2009 – Sir Lewis Hamilton – 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.
Edward Haynes – F1 World Champion 20??
Edward Haynes, Karting Champion, wearing his racing overalls sponsored by Welbro.