Ugo Ugochukwu is signed by McLaren Racing | Paddock Journal


McLaren Racing introduced on Monday that it has signed a long-term settlement with Ugo Ugochukwu, the promising younger driver from the USA, who was lately topped FIA European karting champion.

The 13-year-old American has confirmed to be a revelation, already securing a number of titles in his younger profession within the US and Europe, and most lately profitable the 2020 FIA OKJ European Championship.

Ugo is a promising younger expertise with sturdy growth prospects. Whereas he’s nonetheless early in his profession, it’s clear he has the components to achieve success within the sport.

Andreas Seidl

Crew Principal, McLaren F1

The settlement supplies McLaren Racing with an choice on Ugo’s providers sooner or later whereas supporting his growth and evolution as he progresses by the junior classes of motorsport.

Zak Brown, the CEO, McLaren Racing, stated:

“We’ve been watching Ugo’s progress with curiosity, so when the chance to signal an settlement with him turned accessible, we had no hesitation shifting on it. Now we’ll give attention to giving Ugo the correct assist when he wants it to assist him fulfil his potential.”

Andreas Seidl, Crew Principal, McLaren F1, stated:

“Ugo is a promising younger expertise with sturdy growth prospects. Whereas he’s nonetheless early in his profession, it’s clear he has the components to achieve success within the sport. This signing displays our refocused method to figuring out and supporting new expertise, away from a proper younger driver programme to a extra tailor-made foundation.”

Ugo Ugochukwu stated:

“I’m honoured to be signed by such an iconic crew as McLaren Racing so early in my profession. To have the assist of McLaren is improbable and what any younger driver goals of. I’m centered proper now on growing as a driver and racer, so having McLaren by my facet can solely assist me on and off the monitor.”

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