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Sebastian Wheldon (R)

#98 VRD Racing


Birthdate: February 1, 2009
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Residence: Coral Gables, Florida
Instagram: @sebastian.wheldon




Gainbridge/Andretti / Group 1001

Nationality: American

Languages spoken: English

Height/weight: 5’4” / 120 lbs.

Education: Student at Xceed Preparatory Academy 

Hobbies: Sim racing, hanging out with friends, traveling

Favorite sport to play: Soccer

Best meal I can cook by myself: Salmon

Driver training preference: Sim work, physical training

Favorite place to visit: Turks & Caicos

Bucket list: Visit Barbados

The one person I would most like to meet and why: Lando Norris

Racing goal: Win the Indy 500

Racing hero: My dad, Dan Wheldon

Interesting notes about me: I'm really competitive in eSports.

Career results:


  • Finished second in the YACademy Winter Series for USF Juniors with one race win and three additional podium finishes


  • Won the Skip Barber Formula Race Series with five wins and seven additional podium finishes in 14 races


  • Progressed through the karting ranks after starting in Kid Karts with highlights including numerous race wins, finishing fourth in the 2014 WKA Manufacturers Cup in Kid Karts, finishing third in the 2020 SuperKartsUSA (SKUSA) Winter Series in Mini Swift, and winning the 2022 SKUSA Winter Series Championship in X30.