Racing champion turns delivery driver during Coronavirus lockdown

Racing driver turns Tesco delivery driver

Looking for fast food? Look no further! This British racing champion has put the brakes on his track career to serve the nation as a Tesco delivery driver.

Professional racer Josh Webster has swapped his sports car for a refrigerated van, helping get food to those self-isolating in his local delivery area.

Serving the community

The 26-year-old speedster, who can usually be found flying around Silverstone race tracks, is now delivering essential groceries around Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Josh proudly announced his first shift to his fans over Twitter, telling them how rewarding it was to be able to make a difference in his community.

He tweeted…

Originally from Chelmsford, Essex, Josh has competed in racing tournaments around the world, and won the prestigious Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2017.

Tesco Store Manager, Scott Garrod, said he was “delighted” to have Josh on his delivery team, not only for his driving skills, but for the fantastic work he and the rest of his team do in serving vulnerable members of the community.

Trading careers

Josh isn’t the only person making a career change to help people through the Coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this month, British Airways pilot Peter Login traded his seat in the cockpit to become a delivery driver after all BA flights were grounded.

A national call for NHS Volunteer Responders to help deliver essential goods to vulnerable people was answered by an overwhelming 750,000 volunteers, three times the government’s initial target of 250,000 people.

New applications for NHS Volunteer Responders have now been paused.

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