A MOTORSPORT fan with ambitions of one day working in Formula 1 has been named Student of the Year at Warwick Trident College.
Oliver Freeman topped off his two years of studies at the college by winning its top prize.
The 18-year-old completed a Level 3 Motor Vehicle and Motorsport course at and is planning to continue his motorsport journey by studying at the National College for Motorsport near Silverstone.
The eighth annual further education student awards ceremony was held at the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington.
More than 200 people, including students, staff, parents and guardians, attended the event – with students from Leamington College and Warwick Trident College, honoured.
Oliver hopes that the Student of the Year prize can be the fuel he needs to race into a career in motorsport – and eventually secure a role working at the pinnacle of the sport – Formula 1.
He said: “I’m speechless, I didn’t expect to win this award at all. I’ve had so much going on through my life this year, but I’ve just carried on.
“Motorsport is something I have always been a fan of and the ultimate goal is to work in Formula 1.
“When I was at secondary school, someone recommended the course at Leamington to me and when I looked into it, it was a no brainer really.
“I’ve loved working on the cars in the workshop and the race car simulator we have is a lot of fun too.
“I’m really proud to have won this award. My plans for the future are to go to the National College for Motorsport near Silverstone, that is going to be the next step forward to hopefully getting into Formula 1.”