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Mercedes banking on 'Kimi' for the future

There has only ever been one driver named 'Kimi' in Formula 1, but the forename could perhaps enjoy another spell of success in Grand Prix racing, thanks to Mercedes. The German manufacturer is supporting the burgeoning talent of 14-year-old Italian karter Andrea 'Kimi' Antonelli who was crowned last weekend at Wackersdorf in Germany the FIA European Karting Champion. Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is personally tracking the teen's progress, and Gwen Lagrue, the man who looks after Mercedes' juniors, has also been impressed by what he's seen so far from Antonelli. Read also: Hakkinen puts his money on Schumacher for F1 drive "Kimi is a phenomenon!" said Lagrue. "He is racing for...
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