‘I have no words to describe it’: How Australian schoolboy, 13, beat F1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo in simulated car race in Singapore
- A 13-year-old schoolboy has beaten F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo in simulated race
- Kalen Chin beat out 900 other entrants to compete in the simulated race
- Chin said he has been racing go karts since he was just four years old
Australian F1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo has been shown up by a teenage schoolboy in a simulated car race in Singapore.
Kalen Chin, 13, went head to head with the Renault driver after beating 900 other entrants as part of a competition.
Chin, who has been riding go-karts since he was four, beat Ricciardo in the simulated driving game in front of dozens of racing fans.
F1 superstar Daniel Ricciardo was shown up by Kalen Chin (pictured) in a simulated race
The 13-year-old go-kart enthusiast beat 900 other kids for a chance to race his hero
‘I am very happy, I have no words to describe it,’ he told 10 Daily.
‘You know, I worked really hard, like three days of practice at home and to beat Daniel Ricciardo, it’s a feeling out of this world.
‘You know, I just… I just can’t describe it.’
Ricciardo took the opportunity to give some advice to underprivileged children who had gathered for the event ahead of his F1 Race.
‘All I’ll say is, it doesn’t have to be F1, it doesn’t have to be sport, whatever you want to do. To dream is okay, it can come true,’ he said.
‘So pursue what you desire, what makes you happy and whatever their passion is, then I would encourage them to follow that.’
The light-hearted moment was quickly forgotten by Ricciardo after he was disqualified from the Singapore Grand Prix after hitting a kerb.
‘They’ve done the right things on track as far as the racing and let that go, handing out less penalties during the race which all drivers have been pretty in line with and they’ve done well on that front,’ he said.
‘But doing this yesterday it’s going against everything they’re trying to get from the sport. It wasn’t even quantifiable the gain.’
‘Treat it like a track limit, if you go off the track, delete that lap but don’t take the whole qualifying away.’
Ricciardo took the opportunity to give some advice to the underprivileged youngsters gathered for the event after congratulating Chin on his win (pictured)