A RACING ace is joining forces with an F1 world champion’s son in aid of Ukrainian refugees.

Danbury racing driver Scott Huntley will be Freddie Hunt’s co-driver in the charity kart race.

Freddie is the son of the late James Hunt – the 1976 F1 World Champion.

Scott graduated from Loughborough College on the Motorsport UK Academy DiSE programme in 2020 after being selected as one of the most promising young drivers in the UK.

The 20-year-old is also no stranger to charity kart races.

He was awarded a prestigious trophy by 1964 F1 World Champion John Surtees in his first one, aged 15.

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Scott with his trophy from John Surtees (left) Scott with his trophy from John Surtees (left)

More recently, in August he took part in the Karting4MND charity event at the Thruxton Kart Centre for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

James, Freddie and Scott have all raced in Formula Ford 1600 early in their car racing careers, with Scott being the 2019 rookie vice champion in the British BRSCC Formula Ford 1600 National Championship.

The Support Ukraine Grand Prix will take place on June 28 at Rye House kart track where seven times F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton honed his skills.

A total of 26 teams of drivers will take part in the three-hour endurance race.

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A team of Indy Car racers is even attending from the USA.

Freddie is also starring in the new film Sons of Speed with Niki Lauda’s son, Mathias.

Niki was James Hunt’s biggest rival and F1 World Champion three times. The cast and crew will also be taking part.

The driver with the fastest lap will win a pair of signed racing gloves worn by George Russell at the Imola Grand Prix last weekend.

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team also donated prizes for the raffle and race, including a tour of its Brackley headquarters for four people, which will include a one-hour e-sports driving experience.

McLaren F1 driver Lando Norris will be setting a lap time on brother Oliver’s racing simulator from his company, Cool Performance, for drivers to try and beat.

For more information and tickets for the race visit supportukrainekartingevent.com.