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McLaren fought F1 rivals over US karting star Ugochukwu

McLaren had to contend with a few of its F1 rivals to secure the long-term services of coveted young US karting talent Ugo Ugochukwu whom it aims to nurture in the future. The 13-year-old American charger was recently crowned FIA European karting champion, a title Ugochukwu added to an already impressive track record in the junior ranks in the US. As a member of Sauber's junior karting program, Ugochukwu was affiliated with Swiss F1 outfit, but Brown and McLaren F1 boss Andreas Seidl were determined to bring the teenage talent under the Woking-based outfit's wing. "There was interest from a couple of other teams - some of the big ones," Brown said quoted by RACER. "I think...
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