Archie Hamilton has become the latest person confirmed as the VIP guest driver in the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy.
He will be following on from the likes of Alice Powell, Salvador Duran and Darryl O’Young amongst others who have driven the VIP car during the season so far.
The 28-year-old is a digital influencer and vlogger on YouTube but, prior to this, was a professional racing driver.
Hamilton is competing on behalf of Michelin, the official tyre supplier of the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy.
He competed in Porsche Carrera Cup GB and Formula Renault in the early years of his career and later went on to compete at Le Mans.
His Grandfather, Duncan also used to compete in the 1950s and was part of the lineup that won Le Mans in 1953, for Jaguar.
Duncan later went on to set up a car dealership which is still owned and run by the family to this day.
Hamilton was looking forward to the chance to drive for the same manufacturer as his grandfather and said: “It’s a special opportunity to be able to walk in similar footsteps to your grandfather.
“It’s amazing to think he competed with Jaguar in the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans and now I’m stepping into the innovative Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy racecar in Paris.
“I can’t wait to get behind the wheel and see what electric street racing is really like; I have watched the previous races, but that is nothing compared to racing the car itself.”
It has not yet been announced who will drive the VIP car in the upcoming Rome E-Prix.
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