Sport Is this the next Daniel Ricciardo? Perth teenager following in the tracks of his F1 idol

05:27  14 september  2017
05:27  14 september  2017 Source:   msn.com

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He may not be old enough to hold a driver's licence, but 17-year-old Calan Williams is already one of motorsport's rising stars — dominating Australia's Formula Three series and set to race in Europe.

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Calan Williams is leading the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series in his first season.© Supplied: Greg Williams Calan Williams is leading the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series in his first season. Calan Williams doesn't have his driver's licence, so he needs to get someone to drive him to the race track — but that hasn't stopped him becoming one of the rising stars of Australian motorsport.

In his first season racing against veterans of the sport, the 17-year-old high school student from Perth is dominating the Australian Formula Three Premier Series.

"It brings me that joy. It is just incredible to get in the car and just race around as fast as you can," Williams said.

It is just the beginning of what he hopes will be a long career in elite motorsport.

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Is this the next daniel ricciardo ? perth teenager following in the tracks of his f 1 idol Updated 14 September 2017, 1045 AESTHe may not be old enough to

Great news Formula One fans! Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo is bringing back his world-famous 'shoey', and he could even be sipping out of it as soon as Sunday ''I got a lot of negative feedback so I think it will have to stay, everyone wants it. Daniel Ricciardo is hoping to bring back the shoey this weekend.

Williams has caught the eye of big European team Fortec and has been offered a contract for next year.

"My absolute dream would be to win the FIA Formula One Championship, that has been my goal since I was six years old," he said.

Williams doesn't have to look far for inspiration.

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Calan Williams doesn't have his driver's licence, so he needs to get someone to drive him to the race track — but that hasn't stopped him Both Williams and Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo started racing go-karts in Perth and launched their careers from the same garage at Barbagallo Raceway.

"You get a magnifying glass in the shape of the world's attention and your defects will obviously magnify too." Is this the next Daniel Ricciardo ? Perth teenager following in the tracks of his F 1 idol .

Both Williams and Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo started racing go-karts in Perth and launched their careers from the same garage at Barbagallo Raceway.

Williams would love to emulate Ricciardo.

  Is this the next Daniel Ricciardo? Perth teenager following in the tracks of his F1 idol © Provided by ABC Grandstand

"He is an incredible driver, an incredible guy as well and he is someone I look up to in all aspects of life," he said.

"If I could follow what he did that would be incredible.

Former F1 mechanic Brett Lupton has helped guide both Williams and Ricciardo.

"Daniel has proved if you chase your dream you never know where it will end," said Lupton.

"It is like anything — aim high and you can always come back a bit. Everyone has got the chance of being there."

But before all that, Williams needs to get through Year 12 at high school.

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