McLaren Racing signs Nigerian-born American Ugochukwu


A 13-year-old Nigerian, Ugo Ugochukwu on Teusday was signed in a long-term agreement by British giant McLaren Racing of F1. The promising young driver born in the USA, was recently crowned FIA European karting champion.

Ugochukwu’s father is an Italian fashion mogul, Luca Orlandi while his mother is Oluchi Onweagba, a super model.

The mother, who was the first winner of the 1st MNET Face Of Africa contest & Super Model, announced the agreement on her Instagram handle, thanking God for watching over him

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The young vibrant racer has in his cabinet series of trophies, including:

1. 2014 MR U.S Champion

2. 2015 FWT MM Champion

3. 2017 International Open M X30 Champion

4. 2017 All S M X30 Champion

4. 2018 COTA Junior champion

5. 2020 FIA OKJ European champion

F1 Veteran, Lewis Hamilton has been clamouring for more black drivers in Formula One.

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