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Motor Racing: Singapore’s racer Andrew Tang sets sights on F1

Singapore's Andrew Tang has set his sights on racing in Formula One, after winning the 2014 Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand last week.

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Andrew Tang has set his sights on racing in Formula One, after winning the 2014 Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand last week.

The 19-year-old was the first non-Kiwi champion in 10 years of the five-week, 15-race open wheel championship.

Now that he has won the premier international race for aspiring F1 drivers, Tang is aiming a little higher.

Last year, he went through team McLaren's rigorous physical and mental fitness regime under the McLaren Young Drivers programme.

Tang's win in New Zealand has also seen him getting offers from some European F3 teams.

But those plans have to be put on hold for now, as he will serve National Service from May this year.

Tang said: "There are many factors -- not only getting to F1, getting into the right team and having everything work, and unlike any other sport, there are a lot of factors in play. It's not… just because you are fit you can win, you have to be fit, (and) your car has to be good. Basically everything has to be working on that day for it to work." 

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