According to report reaching oyogist.com, Ugo Ugochukwu, a 13-year-old go-karting star from the U.S.A., has signed a long-term deal with McLaren to develop his career through the junior categories of motorsport.
Ugochukwu started karting in New York State in 2013 and last year won the 2020 FIA OKJ European karting championship. The deal gives McLaren an option on his services in the future in exchange for support in junior categories.
“I’m honoured to be signed by such an iconic team as McLaren Racing so early in my career,” Ugochukwu said. “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.”
McLaren has a long history funding the path of young drivers to Formula One.