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What is FKS?

The only karting championship supported by Formula 1 teams and Formula One Management

FKS™ 2016 UK Championship:

16 Rounds over 8 weekends & 8 Official Tests

Sky Sports F1 Coverage

Unrivalled Track Time

Market Leading Level Playing Field

World Class Venues


Formula Kart Stars is a British based Karting Championship which is proudly supported by Bernie Ecclestone and Formula One Management, current double Formula 1 World Champion and FKS ‘Old Boy’ Lewis Hamilton and Lewis’ father Anthony Hamilton.

Formula Kart Stars boasts a large number of ex-drivers who have enjoyed many successful years competing at the very pinnacle of motorsport, clearly indicating that FKS is ‘The Road to Formula 1 through racing and education’.

FKS prides itself on being the premier training grounds for aspiring single seater and sports car drivers.

The Championship was established back in 1995 when McLaren boss Ron Dennis, Mercedes boss Norbert Haug and karting legend Martin Hines got together to create a junior karting championship called the McLaren Mercedes Champions of the Future.  The aim was to bring karting to a wider audience and most importantly provide a path for young drivers who wished to pursue a career in motorsport and in particular, Formula 1.

Between 2003 and 2008, backing from the BRDC saw the Championship renamed the BRDC Stars of Tomorrow.

Today FKS is supported by Formula One Management and is committed to the road to Formula 1 through racing and education. Many of our ex-drivers continue to support the Championship by way of prizes and endorsement.

Our links with teams and Formula 1 is formidable and with help from them, we are able to offer help and guidance to our drivers long after they have left the Championship. FKS “Old Boy” and current double Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton is Patron of the series.

FKS is very proud of their record and firmly believe that their Championship provides a sensible route for all aspiring drivers as karting hones the necessary skills for those drivers who wish to make the transition to racing cars.

However, FKS endeavours not only to provide a Championship that encourages competition with sportsmanship, but one that also encourages and educates youngsters in dealing with the press and media, which is an increasingly important part of motorsport today. Whilst not forgetting that the on track activity is of course of primary importance, a great deal of weight is placed on sportsmanship and family.