Pontypool pupil hopes to be first deaf F1 driver

Caleb spends hours practising on the race track Credit: Ian McDuff

A six year old school boy from Pontypool is hoping to become the world's first deaf racing car driver.

Caleb McDuff who was diagnosed as profoundly deaf at the age of two normally relies on special hearing aids but has to take them out when he puts his helmet on.

When in his go-kart, Caleb uses vibrations and sign language to communicate on the track.

Caleb is now hoping to enter his first big competition and race other children at the Bambino Kart Championship next year.

His father, Ian McDuff says: "He knows where he wants his future to be and ask him which race car he wants to drive, and without a seconds thought, he'll tell you Ferrari."