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Jordan King PDF Print E-mail


This time last year, newly-crowned British F3 champion made his debut in Macau.  At the age of just 19, this was a fresh talent that just perhaps was out of his depth against so many seasoned racers on the 6.1 km Guia circuit.  However, come Sunday afternoon, King came home in fifth place.
Jordan King had begun the 2013 season as an unfancied runner in British F3, yet at the end he captured the title.  This season he has been competing in Euro F3.
Perhaps Jordan King, though, has an unfair advantage:  his father is Justin Kong, until July this year when he stepped down, the CEO of Sainsbury’s, one of Britain’s largest supermarket chains.  Justin King is also a committed motor racing fan and was in Macau last year to support his son, and has been tipped to succeed Bernie Ecclestone as the head of Formula One.
Bernie’s tenure in F1 was in doubt earlier this year when he was in court in Munich on various bribery charges, while Justin King would be an ideal successor for Bernie, should he step down, with Justin’s vast experience in management as well as his knowledge of motorsport.
Jordan returns this year to try to capture the Macau Grand Prix title, driving for Trevor Carlin’s vastly experienced team.  

Career Highlights
On his website ( Jordan says he started karting on indoor tracks ‘just for fun’. The then 11-year-old soon got hooked, moving on to outdoor karting the following year as a cadet. In 2007 things got serious as Jordan moved to the Minimax Super One National Kart Championship – the key series that the vast majority of top British racers come through.
He made his car racing debut at the end of the 2010 season – contesting the four-round Formula Palmer Audi season finale at Silverstone. King belied his age by taking a pole position and a maiden podium position amongst a talented field.
In 2011 Jordan completed a full season racing in the Formula Renault UK 2.0 series, finishing eighth overall, which included a maiden pole position at Snetterton and podium at Croft. He also competed in three rounds of the Formula Renault North European Cup (NEC), achieving one pole position and podiums. Most memorable he became the youngest ever F2 driver in the modern era, after racing at Spa-Francorchamps, Hockenheim and Brands Hatch – taking four top ten finishes from just six races.
Image King’s career notably improved in 2013 when he won the illustrious British F3 championship  He also took two podiums in the Formula 3 European series for multi-championship winning team Carlin Motorsport.
This season he has been with Carlin in Euro F3, finishing in seventh position as top rookie. In Macau, he is supported by long-time Macau sponsor Tim Huxley’s GR Asia.

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