Honda Racing have signed Will Stevens, a 16 year old British kart racer, in a long term deal. Stevens is currently one of the top kart racers in the world, and his new deal with Honda will see them helping him develop his skills and potentially become part of Honda s Formula 1 program.
Honda s sporting director welcomed Stevens to the team by saying, “We are delighted to welcome Will to the Honda Racing F1 Team. 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 motor sport talent to be a key part of our strategy and our commitment to Formula 1. We look forward to seeing how Will progresses with our support over the course of the next few years.â€
Stevens said, “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.”