Miracle boy Lewis is in pole position at F1

Lewis Bull meets F1 idol Jackie Stewart and presenter Jake Humphrey.
Lewis Bull meets F1 idol Jackie Stewart and presenter Jake Humphrey.

A boy who was left partially disabled by a complex brain operation had a dream come true when he was invited to the British Grand Prix as a VIP guest.

Lewis Bull, 14, of Long Chaulden, was in pole position as he joined a small group of fellow Great Ormond Street Hospital patients at the prestigious event at Silverstone.

The Hemel Hempstead School pupil had half his brain removed in 2010 after being diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy.

At the event, he even got to meet the motorsport legend Sir Jackie Stewart and TV presenter Jake Humphrey.

He was also invited into the pit lane and got the chance to see a Ferrari racing car.

Lewis’ dad Jonathan said: “Lewis was left partially disabled by his surgery but he doesn’t let things get him down.

“We had a fantastic day out at the Grand Prix, Lewis enjoys watching it but this is the first time we have ever been.

“We are very lucky. Great Ormond Street have been marvellous with us ever since we first went there with Lewis about six years ago, and we still go back every six months.”