Adam Alexander leads at Teesside.Picture: Gordon Welsh Photography.

MOTOR SPORT: King’s Lynn Pro Kart racer Aaron Alexander showed his style at the Teesside Autodrome Kart Circuit over the weekend.

The 13-year-old King Edward VII pupil qualified on pole, beating everyone by 0.2 of a second and went on to win all his three heats.

He extended his championship lead by winning the final to complete a maximum points haul.

All the action can be watched on YouTube – there is a link from the www.aaracing.co.uk website.

Alexander and his team thanked sponsors AX Supercars, 24/7 Self Store King’s Lynn and LettingSupermarket for their help. He is looking for more help with the costs of his racing, as well as someone to provide team clothing. Anyone wishing to help or seeking more information, contact the team via the website.

λ Rokit Williams driver George Russell finished the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in 15th place, leading home teammate Robert Kubica in the intra-team battle at the Baku City Circuit after a bizarre incident in free practice.

The King’s Lynn-born racer needed a new chassis and missed the second free practice session after a manhole cover was dislodged, causing a huge amount of damage to the floor and chassis of his car. Luckily he was unharmed but it meant the cancellation of the session.

Russell said: “Friday was a tough day and I went into qualifying quite blind after missing all the running.”

The next race sees the F1 World Championship start the European leg of the season, with the Spanish Grand Prix on May 10-12 at the Circuit de Catalunya.

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