Broken bones can't break 12-year-old racer's spirit

Last year, Christian Ho qualified for only three finals from 19 events but he made the final starting grid in 18 out of the 21 races this season. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE KIAT
Last year, Christian Ho qualified for only three finals from 19 events but he made the final starting grid in 18 out of the 21 races this season. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE KIAT

Christian, 12, claims historic win in German karting series, stays on path to be F1 driver

Christian Ho is only 12, but he has suffered a litany of injuries - fractured left shoulder and right arm, plus both wrists - that easily outnumber those of seasoned athletes many years older than him.

Yet the kart driver remains sure of his decision to continue pursuing his aim of racing in Formula One - a distant dream that he is now a step closer to realising after a breakthrough win in the fourth round of the German Karting Championship Series on Aug 2-4 in Genk, Belgium.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 20, 2019, with the headline 'Broken bones can't break racer's spirit'. Print Edition | Subscribe