Becoming a pro racing driver is a dream to so many but achieved by so few. There are many factors in completing this dream, a sport that is surrounded by constant danger and taking such high levels of concentration in each second of every race, will be take some form of struggle to enter.
It may be an unfortunate stereotype, but pro racing is a rich mans sport. So unless you come from a financially wealthy family you will need to find a source of income to support your passion. This is where marketing comes into play, you are no longer a human, you are a brand. You need to build a loyal following be in person or on social media, get your face out there try do as many interviews possible. Try become a sponsors dream and then you be able to turn your hobby into a profession.
Like all sports practice makes perfect and if you want to become a pro you are going to need to be behind the wheel as much as possible. Try get down to as many open days as possible at tracks around Britain, learn new courses and new cars. This also leads into my next key into becoming a pro racing driver, connections.
Like most the world pro driving is about who you know, no one has ever had a team boss come to their door and been offered a position, you must try engage with them try interact with as many in the industry as possible be it race engineers, technicians, other drivers and even the bosses themselves. You need to put your name out there if you want to become a pro racing driver then you need to seize the opportunity and force yourself into the position of a pro automotive.
Finally, and probably most obviously is to win. If you want to go pro you got to win, but if you follow the steps above then winning and eventually going pro should become a lot easier.