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McLaren Beat ‘Big' Rivals To Sign This Young Talent

McLaren had to compete against “big” F1 rivals to sign FIA European karting champion Ugo Ugochukwu last month, according to Zak Brown. READ: Ex-F1 Driver Certain Lewis Hamilton Is Nearing Retirement Commenting on the signing this week, Brown revealed that Ugochukwu had a few offers from different F1 teams. “There was interest from a couple of other teams — some of the big ones,” Brown said, as quoted by RACER.com. “I think he’s got a great racing pedigree — Andreas [Seidl] and I spoke about it quite a bit — so we did have to put some work into it because if he wasn’t going to sign with McLaren he was definitely going to have a Formula 1 relationship and he had a couple...
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