Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland)—I rise to send the best wishes of our community to Christian Mansell, a young man from Bolwarra Heights in Maitland, who recently relocated to the United Kingdom to race in the British Formula 4.

Fifteen-year-old Christian is one of the youngest racers to ever take the British F4 grid in its five-year history. Christian is already being hailed as the latest Australian rising star. He claimed his maiden victory on the circuit in August and appears on track to realise his dream of becoming a professional driver. Christian sports number 21, his colours are navy and orange, and he races under the banner of reigning champion team Carlin.

A former go-karter, Christian earnt this prestigious opportunity after notable performances locally, statewide, nationally and throughout Europe. He has the staunch support of his biggest fans, father Anthony and mum Megan, who have relocated to the UK to be by his side.

I look forward to seeing you continue to fly the chequered flag for Maitland, Christian. Good luck!