Arthur Dorison, 13, in the footsteps of Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly

Like Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, the two French drivers currently present in Formula 1, Arthur Dorison is from Normandy. And like them, he started on the same karting circuits, with the same talent, the same results. So that in a few years and at only 13 years old, he has become one of the future hopes of the French Motorsport Federation (FFSA).

And as he became the first French winner of the FIA ​​Karting Academy Trophy on September 4th on the Le Mans circuit, the future of Arthur Dorison has just become terribly clearer with this title of junior world champion which adds to his already very impressive record.

Selected by the federal authorities to join the famous Honda Racing School of Suzuka in Japan, the young Eurois, who is also reigning French champion, will compete on October 17 against the best international drivers for a week.

3rd grade student

« It’s a great opportunity for me to go to Japan, » says Arthur, who started karting at the age of 5. Since then, he has continued to dazzle observers and collect victories on the track, to the delight of his coach, Didier Blot, who was in the past the coach of… Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly.

Arthur Dorison during his victory at Le Mans on September 4, 2022

Arthur Dorison during his victory at Le Mans on September 4, 2022

Credit: Arthur Dorison

« Pierre is also my sports sponsor, underlines Arthur. He brings me a lot, advises me in my choices, my strategies. Pierre’s parents also help me a lot ». The boy who is educated at the sports center of the FFSA in Le Mans, as Pierre Gasly was in his time, follows his 3rd grade schoolboy lessons, plays sports, trains and Leaving nothing to chance in his meteoric rise, he was followed by Marie Gomez, the FFSA shrink with whom he worked on concentration and stress.

Of course I want to drive in F1 one day.

Arthur Dorison

« Obviously, like Pierre, like Esteban, I want to drive in Formula 1 one day, don’t hide Arthur Dorison. I do everything for it. My first goal now is to race in Formula 4 in two years when I am of legal age, and to rise through the ranks as they did before me ».

Closely followed by Christophe Lollier, the National Technical Director, closely watched by the agents who see in him the future nugget of motorsport, Arthur, despite his young age, keeps his feet on the ground. « I know that around me and especially my parents there are a lot and there will be a lot of sacrifices to make. So it’s up to me not to disappoint anyone and to stay focused on what I can do ».

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