In New Zealand the term “Boy Racer” is associated with jerks that drive high powered road cars on public roads, badly, so I think Stuff have “stuffed up” using it in this context. Brendon Hartley is a racer, some may consider him a boy (I don’t), but he’s no “Boy Racer”.
What he’s doing and what he is capable of achieving is amazing. I hope he gets to Formula One but doubt New Zealand’s ball sport fixated media will be capable reporting it.
Boy racer chases F1 dream - Stuff.co.nz
A Palmerston North teenager is receiving millions of dollars of backing in his quest for motor racing's ultimate prize.
Brendon Hartley may as well have been born in a racing car…