Several years ago, the team McLaren hired a young man Lewis hamilton, which with only 12 years already impressed the most veterans in the motor world. The British made a strong bet with Lewis, who eventually ended up being a seven-time World Champion. This Tuesday the signing of Ugo Ugochukwu, to whom they point out as the inheritor of Hamilton.
Only 12 years old is Ugochukwu, who is one of the rising stars in the world. Formula 1. This pilot works in karting, and was seen closely by several teams to integrate their categories of young drivers. Like Lewis Hamilton, this competitor will have the possibility of landing at McLaren, to be promoted in his sports career.
The news was confirmed this Tuesday through a statement on the official website of Formula 1. There, the CEO of McLaren, Zak Brown and the 12-year-old expressed their feelings after the signing was confirmed. Hamilton was signed in 1997, at the age of twelve, for the team of young drivers by the hand of the former McLaren boss, Ron Dennis.
“We have been watching Ugo’s progress with interest, so when the opportunity arose to sign an agreement with him, we did not hesitate to act,” commented McLaren CEO Zak Brown. “Now we are focused on giving Ugo the right support when he needs it to help him realize his potential,” he added.
On the other hand, the young American driver was happy to have confirmed his signing with the British team. “I am honored to have been signed by such an iconic team as McLaren Racing so early in my career. Having the support of McLaren is fantastic and is what any young driver dreams of, ”said Ugochukwu.
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