Father Austrian / German, Mother British
15 years, born 13 December 2004 in London, Camden Town
Luke Dufek (loves playing football, 13 years) and Ebony Rose Dufek (loves riding horses, 12 years)
Switzerland, close to Geneva
English, French, German (trilingual) and Italian (learning)
Niki Lauda, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel
To become a professional race driver - F1 world champion!
Reading, Travel, Listening to Music, Football, Martial Arts, Skiing, Running and Nature
JOSHUA IS ONE OF THE TOP 3 BEST RACING DRIVERS IN HIS AGE GROUP WORLDWIDE. PLEASE SEE VIDEO BELOW OF THE 2019 CIK FIA WORLD AND EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP RACES SHOWING JOSHUA WINNING AND FASTEST IN BOTH DRY AND WET CONDITIONS. JOSH IS TRANSITIONING TO CARS IN 2020 WHERE HE HAS SHOWN WORLD CLASS POTENTIAL EARLY ON.
No fear, incredible speed and a natural racing instinct is how Joshua started karting at the age of 7.
He has proven his talent from the very start by winning both the Swiss Championship in his first year of participation as well as the Vega Trofeo (a French/Swiss Championship) in 2013.
A modest, light-hearted, quietly determined teenager who is always ready for a good laugh.
Joshua is a HARD WORKER, together with his PURE PASSION and TRUE TALENT he has achieved the following SUCCESSES so far:
🏆 2018/19: Transition year from national to international karting. Josh gets selected to join the ‘Sauber karting team’ in OK Senior, the highest category in international karting with no age limit. As one of the youngest drivers, Josh is instantly running at the top against roughly 100 of the world’s best drivers. At the CIK FIA World Championship Josh did pole position in qualifying and won the wet race by dominating from start to finish (please see video below).
🏆 2017: 4th at the German Championship ADAC Masters (X30 Junior). This included several race-wins and a number of pole positions throughout the season. Event record lap time at the X30 Euro Series in Salbris.
🏆 2015: RUNNER-UP SWISS CHAMPION (Super Mini). Joshua wins 5 out of the last 6 races.
🏆 2013: SWISS CHAMPION (Category Mini). In his first year of participation, winner of the Suisse Karting Championship (Schweizer Kart-Meisterschaft (SKM) 2013). He wins 4 out of 5 final races and finishes 2nd in the very first big final.
🏆 2013: WINNER of the Vega Trofeo Karting Championship.
Who is your favourite race driver and why do you feel inspired by him?
There are many quality drivers out there that I like and respect. NIKI LAUDA always fascinated me for his deep understanding of the mechanics, his discipline and the way he came back after his crash at the "Nürburgring". MAX VERSTAPPEN has impressed me with his style of driving and SEBASTIAN VETTEL I have liked and supported since I was little...
Why do you want to become F1 world champion?
Because my heart is telling me that this is where I belong. I love to race and I have already proven that I can be the fastest guy out there in the kart. I still have a lot to learn, but something deep inside is telling me I can make it!
You have recently mentioned that you would love to bring the F1 world championship title back to Austria; Why Austria?
To be honest, I wouldn’t mind winning the world championship for Germany or the UK either (laughs…)… but back to your question about Austria... I just love the country and its people and I do have Austrian blood running through my veins. I am also a big fan of Niki Lauda who was the last Austrian to lift the F1 world championship title more than 30 years ago. It’s about time that this changes and when the opportunity comes, I will be ready...
Impressions of Joshua and his journey in the kart showing him as the fastest driver in both dry and wet conditions at the 2019 final rounds of the CIKFIA World and European Championships in OK senior - the highest category in international karting.