British racing champion Josh Webster becomes Tesco delivery driver to help in coronavirus lockdown – The Sun


A BRITISH racing champion has put the brakes on his career to work as a Tesco delivery driver.

A 26-year-old racing ace has swapped his sports car for a refrigerated van to help bring food and essentials to self-isolating Brits during the coronavirus crisis.

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Josh Webster, from Chelmsford, Essex, has taken up a delivery position in Stowmarket Tesco, Suffolk, with company bosses saying they were “delighted” to have him join their delivery fleet.

On April 3, Mr Webster, who is used to flying around a track at 180mph, said on Twitter that he was “keen to help out” at his local store.

Days later, after his first shift as a driver, he told his fans: “Day 1 as a @Tesco Stowmarket Customer Delivery Driver is complete!

“So much fun and so rewarding being able to help people and give a bit back to the community as well as keeping my income rolling in these tough times.

“Grateful for the opportunity!”

Mr Webster added that he had “an absolute blast”.

So much fun and so rewarding being able to help people and give a bit back to the community as well as keeping my income rolling in these tough times.

Tesco bosses applauded the “fantastic work” of the racing champ.

Scott Garrod, the store manager of Stowmarket Tesco, tweeted: “Delighted to have @joshjwebster join us. Not only for his driving skill but for the fantastic work he will do delivering shopping in the community to some of our vulnerable customers.

“Very proud of my team at the moment in challenging times”.

The 26-year-old won the prestigious Porsche Carrera Cup at Silverstone in 2014, one of the biggest and fastest races for young drivers.

It comes as a British Airways pilot, out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, also got a new job as a Tesco delivery driver.

Peter Login, a BA First Officer, took up the position after the airline slashed the salaries of over 4,000 pilots by over 50 per cent.

Peter wrote on Twitter: “@British_Airways #747 keys hung up for a while Back in the cockpit with @Tesco.”

In his tweet, which has gone viral with over 7,000 likes, he joked about the airline’s ‘To Fly to Serve motto’: “#EveryLittleHelps #ToDriveToServe #StayHomeStaySafe”.

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Coronavirus deaths in the UK passed 12,000 today as 778 people lost their lives to the killer disease.

The number of confirmed cases of the virus also rose to 93,873 from 88,621 yesterday, as Brits continue their fourth week of lockdown.

The latest deaths include Gareth Roberts, a 65-year-old nurse who contracted COVID-19 after coming out of retirement to help at the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.


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