British motor racing team, McLaren signs 13-year-old Nigerian-American,Ugo Ugochukwu In a Long Term Deal
The British Motor Racing Team, “McLaren” has signed FIA European Karting Champion, “Ugo Ugochukwu”, a 13-year old son of famous Nigerian model Oluchi Onweagba, to a long term deal.
McLaren disclosed this via its Twitter handle on Monday.
Team Principal, McLaren F1, said,
“Ugo is a promising young talent with strong development prospects. While he is still early in his career, it is clear he has the ingredients to be successful in the sport. This signing reflects our refocused approach to identifying and supporting new talent, away from a formal young driver programme to a more tailored basis.”Andreas Seidl– Team Principal
McLaren’s Chief Executive Officer, Zak Brown also disclosed how they have monitoring the young champion’s progress.
“We’ve been watching Ugo’s progress with interest, so when the opportunity to sign an agreement with him became available, we had no hesitation moving on it. Now we’ll focus on giving Ugo the right support when he needs it to help him fulfil his potential.”Zack Brown- McLaren CEO
The FIA OKJ European Champion, Ugo Ugochukwu said:
“I’m honoured to be signed by such an iconic team as McLaren Racing so early in my career. 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.”Ugo Ugochukwu
Also Ugo Ugochukwu has also gotten a congratulatory message from Nigeria through the Director-General, Nigerians in Diaspora, Abike Dabiri via her twitter handle on Monday.
“Congrats to 13-year old Ugo Ugochukwu, son of Super model Oluchi Onweagba as he becomes the first Nigerian to win a world karting championship, and get signed by McLaren to race in Formula 1 when he grows older.”@abikedabiri