A 10-year-old racer from Surbiton was chosen by ROKiT Williams to join his Formula One heroes at next month's British Grand Prix.

Kaiser Riemann from Surbiton was selected by ROKiT Williams Formula One driver George Russell to become an FIA F1 Future Star after his video submission won the hearts of the judges (see below).

Kaiser's video was chosen from 50 entries to Motorsport UK’s nationwide competition to find seven F1 Future Stars, and he will now get to join his heroes on the grid at the 2019 Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 14.

Aged between 7-10 years old, the aspiring racing drivers submitted 30-second videos explaining why they want to be an F1 Future Star, who their F1 hero is and why, and what it would mean to represent karting at the British Grand Prix.

Alongside F1 star Mr Russell, Autosport Reporter Scott Mitchell and Sky Sports Presenter Natalie Pinkham joined to help judge the submissions in Monte Carlo during the Monaco Grand Prix (May 26).

Having been selected, Kaiser joins fellow Motorsport UK Bambino and Cadet karters as 2019 F1 Future Stars:

• Amelie Acketts (9)

• Aston Sharp (8)

• Daniel Amor (10)

• Hallie Findlater (8)

• Macauley Guy (10)

• Laith Khan (8)

The seven young karters will also unite with Motorsport UK 2018 Bambino Kart Champion Frazer Anderson (8) and Dare to be Different winners Katie Donaldson (7) and Keira Harris (8).

The budding young racers will meet their F1 driving heroes at Silverstone and will also represent and promote UK karting to the millions expected to watch the British Grand Prix around the world, Motorsport UK said.

Speaking to Sky Sports while judging the competition, George Russell commented: "Without karting I wouldn’t be here today. We as Formula One drivers, especially as a younger driver myself, need to put karting back on the map and get more people involved."

Meanwhile Dan Parker, Motorsport UK Kart Manager, added: "I’d like to congratulate Kaiser and all our winners and thank our panel for judging such a close competition.

"Kaiser really showed his passion towards karting and F1, and we are delighted to have him representing Motorsport UK at the British Grand Prix. All four current British F1 drivers won UK karting championships on their way to the top, highlighting its importance at a grassroots level.

"UK karting is going from strength-to-strength - the Motorsport UK-run British Kart Championships are seeing the biggest grids we've had in 30 years."