A Bernie Ecclestone-backed karting series will support formula one races in Europe beginning in 2010.

A Bernie Ecclestone-backed karting series will support formula one races in Europe beginning in 2010.

Britain-based Formula Kart Stars, formerly the Stars Of Tomorrow series, was launched recently with 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton in attendance.

Organisers said the series could spread to overseas grands prix in the future, and 23-year-old Hamilton is the official patron.

"He has always been supportive of the championship and has remained involved ever since he raced with us more than 10 years ago," said series director Carolynn Hoy.

 

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