McLaren have signed a long-term agreement with 13-year-old karter Ugo Ugochukwu to support him through racing’s junior categories.
The Formula 1 team said the agreement gives them an option to sign Ugochukwu to a race deal in the future.
“So when the opportunity to sign an agreement with him became available, we had no hesitation moving on it.”
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Ugochukwu has already competed in both the United States and Europe and is currently in the OK Senior class of karting.
“I’m honoured to be signed by such an iconic team as McLaren Racing so early in my career,” said the 13-year-old.
“To have the support of McLaren is fantastic and what any young driver dreams of. I’m focused right now on developing as a driver and racer, so having McLaren by my side can only help me on and off the track.”