McLaren announced Monday afternoon that it has signed a long-term contract with 13-year-old kart driver Ugo Oguchoku. The American won the FIA OKJ European Championship last year.
McLaren will support his development in the coming years and have an option on Ugochukwu to allow him to race with McLaren in the future. Ugo is a promising young talent with strong development prospects.McLaren Formula 1 team president Andreas Seidel, told Motorsportweek.com. “Although he is still early in his career, it is clear that he has the ingredients to succeed in the sport.”
Ugochukwu has been teaming up karting together since 2014. First in the US, and later in Europe as well. “I am honored to be signed by such an iconic team as McLaren Racing so early in my career.” It tells young talents about cooperation.
“It is wonderful to have the support of McLaren, and this is what every young driver dreams of.” vervolgt Ugochukwu. “I’m now focused on development as a driver and racer, so having a McLaren by my side can only help me on and off the track.”
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