JIM KATO This up-and-coming young driver will be a spectator on the biggest race day in the mainland at the China Grand Prix, but he's enjoying every moment of it. The 20-year-old Hong Kong-born driver recently returned from a training stint in Austria and Germany, which means he was unable to make the deadline for registration to compete in this weekend's GT Tires Asian Formula Renault Challenge, one of the support events for the Formula One race. You're probably a bit upset you can't compete on the biggest motor-racing weekend in China? Unfortunately, I couldn't make it in time to register for the race because I was away in Europe training. I am a bit upset that I can't compete, but it's OK because I have driven on this spectacular circuit before in June and I won my race here, too. What do you think of the Shanghai International Circuit? Wow. I am still in awe of it. It's so big and spacious. It's a very good circuit and there are a number of high-speed straights. It's a drivers' dream to race here. It's great that the Asian Formula Renault Challenge is a support race for the very first Chinese Formula One race. How did your training in Europe go? It went alright. As a driver, I am trying to learn as much about racing as I can because I want to become a good driver and make this my future. There are a lot of experts in Europe and it's the kind of place a young driver should go to learn to become a better driver. Do you think China will eventually have a Formula One driver? Yes, most certainly. It's just a matter of time before China produces a Formula One driver. China is quite young in the world of motorsport, but during a short period of time, it already has its own Formula One circuit, which is really good for the future of the sport on the mainland. Are you looking forward to the races this weekend as a spectator? It will be nice to watch all the top drivers in the world in action. There are not many chances for me to see them in the flesh. I could learn something from them, too. I'll be thrilled to watch the races as much as the fans would. I am looking forward to it.