They start them young in Uruguay. But even so, for Urrutia to be in with an outside shot of the European Formula 3 Open title is pretty impressive - he doesn't celebrate his 17th birthday until the end of this month.
Urrutia was winning motocross races against older kids at the age of four, before making the logical move into karts, where he won titles in Uruguay and neighbouring Argentina.
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Marcus Simmons is the deputy editor of Autosport magazine. As a child he was a regular on the chalk banks of Thruxton, before becoming an MSA timekeeper at the age of 17. Shortly afterwards, he started reporting for Motoring News and joined the staff in 1990.
After abandoning a parallel Formula First career – which had been as incident-packed as his childhood equestrian exploits – he moved to Autosport in 1996. Since then he has had two stints as a freelance and a brief spell as editor of Motor Sport magazine, during which the revered green cover was revived, before rejoining Autosport in 2008. He lives in Twickenham with his partner, two daughters, cat and guitars.