Rookie - Jan 2018
19-year old Joe was born in Manchester and lived on various Royal Air Force stations, before settling in Lincolnshire with his parents. Joe had a birth injury which starved his brain of oxygen and blood supply and resulted in him being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, affecting all four limbs, at the age of 10 months. Joe has difficulties with coordination, balance, motor control and speech but never let his disability get in his way or deter him from achieving what he wants in life.
His determination, tenacity, enthusiasm and sense of humour saw him recognised with a 'Child of Courage' award in 2014. Joe loves most sports and is a life-long Manchester United supporter. Joe passed his driving test first time at the age of 16, has experienced high speed laps around Silverstone in a GP2 car, and driven Formula 1 simulators; including Lewis Hamilton 2007 Mclaren Mercedes - setting very respectable lap times on the leaderboard.
Joe is studying for his A-levels and in his spare time enjoys karting. When he's not on the track you'll find Joe in the air as he is currently learning to fly light aircraft. He has also been known to tread the boards, winning awards for his performances, in amateur dramatic productions.