15-year-old with driving ambition to be a pro racing car driver

Alex Huang races nearly every weekend, saying that a disciplined lifestyle has helped him perform better in competitions.
Alex Huang races nearly every weekend, saying that a disciplined lifestyle has helped him perform better in competitions.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ALEX HUANG
Besides spending hours on the track, Alex also trains in the gym, where he does mostly high-intensity interval training. He has competed in about 80 races so far and secured top 10 finishes in nearly 30 of them.
Besides spending hours on the track, Alex also trains in the gym, where he does mostly high-intensity interval training. He has competed in about 80 races so far and secured top 10 finishes in nearly 30 of them.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ALEX HUANG

Kart racer Alex Huang is training full time in Britain, to fulfil his dream of being a race car driver

He is not old enough to get a driving licence here, but 15-year-old Alex Huang is already chasing his dream of becoming a professional racing car driver.

Unlike his peers in Singapore who are busy thinking about choosing a college, the boy has been training full time in Britain since last August, with his expenses - adding up to a hefty $500,000 a year - largely covered by his plastic surgeon father Martin Huang.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2018, with the headline '15-year-old with a driving ambition'. Print Edition | Subscribe