Honda sign 16-year-old Stevens

The Honda Racing team have signed 16-year-old British karting racer Will Stevens in a long-term deal

Honda sign 16-year-old Stevens

Stevens, one of the leading kart racers in the world, will get assistance from Honda "in developing to the level of performance that is required to potentially become part of Honda's Formula One programme in the future."

"We are delighted to welcome Will to the Honda Racing F1 Team," said Honda's sporting director Ron Meadows.

"Will has had a very promising career in karting to date and we very much look forward to assisting his advancement through the ranks of the junior formulae towards achieving his ultimate ambition to race in Formula One.

"Honda considers the development of emerging motorsport talent to be a key part of our strategy and our commitment to Formula One. We look forward to seeing how Will progresses with our support over the course of the next few years."

Stevens, who visited the Honda factory today to meet Ross Brawn and Nick Fry, added: "I am extremely proud to be joining the Honda Racing F1 Team and this provides me with a great opportunity to progress my career towards my goal of reaching Formula One.

"I would like to thank everyone who has helped me so far in my career and especially Honda for their commitment and support of my future. I intend to do my very best to ensure that their belief in me is rewarded."

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