Ovverseas-based F4 Driver Calvin Ming continues to write his own chapter in Guyana’s Motor racing history. On Saturday at the world famous Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Formula 1 Circuit in Mexico City, Ming sealed the top spot in the Mexican NACAM FIA Formula 4 championship series.
According to reports from Mexico, Ming started off the weekend activities of the 8th and final round by turning in the fastest times during the first practice session. He later went on to qualify and start race #1 in second position.
After leading the race for several laps, he encountered some problems with the engine’s performance when it started losing power. Having carefully calculated the various permutations, and being aware that he had a 55-point lead, he nursed the car to a fourth place finish, knowing that in this position he would emerge as the champion of the series, irrespective of whether or not he participated in the two other races on Sunday.
Stanley Ming, Calvin’s father and manager, felt the efforts of the members of the Ram Racing Team, which is owned by retired Mexican Air-force General Jose Antonio Ramos and meticulously managed by his son ‘Pato’, were undoubtedly major contributory factors to the entire team’s successes during the series.
He also extended sincere thanks and appreciation to the Mexican officials, and especially Flavio Abed and his brother Felipe Abed, “who provided invaluable support and guidance from the beginning of our participation in the series”.
The veteran motor racer added, “To my extremely supportive fans in Mexico, Guyana, and Guyanese around the world, the Ming family members are buoyed and encouraged to make our best efforts, as proud Guyanese, to keep the Golden Arrowhead flying high”.
On Sunday, Calvin started in Position 4. He took the lead from lap #1 and never looked back, winning from Alexis Carreno in P2 by 11.85 secs, with Alexandra Mohnhaupt in P3.