The McLaren team have captured 13-year-old talent Ugo Ugochukwu. The British team will support the young American in his development and in the coming years. In return, McLaren negotiated a first option on Ugochukwu if he were to become an option for Formula 1.
Ugockukwu already has a richly stocked trophy cabinet full of kart trophies. In 2020, he crowned himself European karting champion, having already accumulated success in the United States. The 13-year-old American is considered a revelation in karting and has been involved with McLaren for several years.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown said: “We have been following Ugo’s development for some time with above-average interest. So when the opportunity arose to sign a deal with him, we didn’t. did not hesitate for a second. its potential. “
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl added: “Ugo is a promising young talent with great potential. He is still early in his career, but he clearly has the ingredients to be successful in the sport. This step reflects our new approach to the sport. of identifying and supporting new talent. We are moving away from a formal training program and taking a more personalized approach. “
In conclusion, Ugochukwu himself: “I am honored to have been hired so early in my career by an iconic team like McLaren. It’s great to have the support of McLaren, that’s what a young driver dreams of. . I am focusing on my future development as a driver and a driver, with McLaren by my side. It can only help me further, on and off the track. “
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