McLaren junior Ugochukwu snatches first Euro 4 title

The new Euro 4 Championship that was launched this year has crowned its first champion: 16-year-old McLaren junior Ugo Ugochukwu.

The young American who competes with power house outfit Prema claimed the title in the single-seater-entry series with a flawless win at the final round in Barcelona last weekend.

Starting from pole position, Ugochukwu led the race from lights to flag, showcasing his pace and exceptional talent to conclude his season on the highest note.

Overall, Ugochukwu’s run to the title included 3 wins and two podiums in 9 races.

“I knew coming here that consistency would be key in winning the Championship, especially with double points,” said the McLaren protégé.

“In the first two races, our pace wasn't that great, but I remained consistent and waited for Race 3, where I knew I would start from pole. I had to do my best and win the race.

“I want to thank the entire Prema Team for their hard work throughout the year. It has been a great year and finishing it by winning the race and the Championship, it’s a great feeling."