I'm really lucky to have this opportunity, not everyday you get to do what you love.
Jordan Cane was born to Grant and Kirsty Cane on May 23rd 2001. He always loved cars and showed an interest in racing from an early age, at the age of 11 after a visit to Goodwood he took to competitive karting. Before long at just 13 years old he found himself on the path of a professional race car driver.
Jordan tries to live as a normal teenager though, with his best friend living just around the corner, they are often found on the astroturf playing soccer, on the PlayStation or socialising. It is a constant balance though as his daily routine includes both gym and simulator sessions, and in addition to a heavy schedule he has a strict nutrition plan to follow.
One country you’d like to visit that you haven’t before: China
A fact that no one knows about you: I’m scared of Chickens
If you could trade places with anyone for the day, who would it be? Ryan Reynolds
Afraid of: Chickens, Spiders, Clowns
Favorite place to relax: on the sofa, watching TV
One word that best describes yourself: Raw
If you could choose one race you’d like to win, which would it be? Monaco Grand Prix / Indy 500
DOB: 23rd May 2001
Residence: West Sussex, England
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 108 lbs
Hobbies: Fishing, socialising, football
Interests: Music, Fashion
Racer: Alex Zanardi, Michael Schumacher
Car: Ferrari LaFerrari
Race Car: Fangio’s Mercedes Silver Arrow 1954
TV Show: TopGear
Video Game: Call of Duty Black Modern Warfare
Actor/Actress: Tom Hardy & Scarlett Johansson
Song: Dani California
Music Group: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Drink: Red Bull
Book: Harry Potter
2017 will give Jordan the opportunity to race on home soil for the very first time, but yet again he will miss the first six races as he waits for his sixteenth birthday in May. He will race in the BRDC F3 Championship with Hillspeed/Cliff Dempsey Racing driving the 230BHP Tatus chassis. Again Jordan will be the youngest in the series and will have 18 races from the end of May to show his potential.
Jordan says “ last season was a big disappointment to me, I have learnt that it is a team sport and many things are beyond my control, but my confidence and mojo are back and I can’t wait to get racing again, I’m working harder and I am more focused than ever before.”
Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda. For 2016, Jordan stayed with the same team as he stepped up to USF2000, the first rung of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder. After breaking another record, on his debut weekend at St. Petersburg street circuit, he once again became the youngest ever podium finisher in series history, however shortly after, the season took a quick change in direction with financial issues within the team that resulted in the original owners having to repossess the team and numerous mechanical issues meant Jordan had little opportunity to show his full potential. A decision was made to cut short the season and start preparing for 2017.
Jordan’s debut in racing cars, started in the US F1600 Formula F Championship at Virginia International Raceway, having missed 6 races already in the season waiting for his fourteenth birthday, Jordan took the series the series by storm breaking record after record.
24 other drivers had already started the season including the Canadian F1600 champion and the Australian F1600 champion (24-year-old Scott Andrews who had already won five of the first six races). Scott won two more races during Jordan’s debut weekend pretty much securing the championship but Scott could not win again with Jordan dominating the series from there on, Jordan finished on the podium in all of the last 10 races of the championship, seven of them as the winner. Taking him to fourth in the championship overall left him wondering what could have been after securing over 100 points more than any other driver from the time he entered the Championship.
- Youngest Professional Racing Driver in the world in 2015
- Youngest British Racing Driver ever to win in single seater
- Youngest ever winner in an SCCA Pro Race
- Equaled all time win record in the history of the series
- First driver ever to win all three races in a single weekend in the history of the series
- The four biggest win margins in the history of the series.
SCCA Pro Racing