McLaren Young Driver Programme

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Logo of the programme

The McLaren Young Driver Programme, formerly known as McLaren Driver Development Programme, McLaren Mercedes Young Driver Support Programme, and McLaren Honda Young Driver Programme, is a program created by McLaren. It has been designed to offer year-by-year guidance, assistance and endorsement to help promising young racers – regardless of nationality – to climb the motorsport ladder.

The highlight of the programme is Lewis Hamilton, who is the part of the programme since his karting days and graduated to the F1 team and subsequently winning the driver championship in 2008.

Drivers[edit]

Current[edit]

Driver Years Current series Titles
Netherlands Nyck de Vries 2010– Formula 2 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0
Formula Renault 2.0 Alps
United Kingdom Lando Norris 2017– Formula 2 FIA Formula 3 European Championship
Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 2019– Formula 2 NA

Former[edit]

Driver Years Series competed F1 team(s)
United Kingdom Wesley Graves 1998 Karting (1998) None
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 1998–2006 Karting (1998-2001)
British Formula Renault Championship (2002-2003)
Formula 3 Euro Series (2004-2005)
GP2 Series (2006)
McLaren (2007–2012)
Mercedes (2013–)
China Cheng Congfu 2003–2006 British Formula Renault Championship (2003-2006) None
Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 2006–2010 Formula 3 Euro Series (2006)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2007-2008)
GP2 Series (2009-2010)
Caterham (2013)
United Kingdom Oliver Rowland 2007–2010 Karting (2007–2010) None
Thailand Alexander Albon 2010 Karting (2010) None
United Kingdom Jack Harvey 2010 Formula BMW Europe (2010) None
Finland Petri Suvanto[1] 2010 Formula BMW Europe (2010) None
United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 2010–2011 GP2 Series (2010-2011) None
Denmark Kevin Magnussen 2010–2013 German Formula Three Championship (2010)
British Formula 3 International Series (2011)
Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2012-2013)
McLaren (2014-2015)
Renault (2016)
Haas (2017–)
United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat 2010–2015 Karting (2010-2013)
Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (2014)
Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 (2014-2015)
None
United Kingdom Tom Blomqvist[2] 2012 FIA Formula 3 European Championship (2012) None
Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne 2013–2016 Formula Renault 3.5 Series (2013)
GP2 Series (2014-2015)
McLaren (2016–2018)
Japan Nobuharu Matsushita 2015–2017 GP2 Series (2015-2016)
FIA Formula 2 Championship (2017)
None
  • Championship titles highlighted in bold.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McLaren tukee suomalaislupausta". sportti.com. 19 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Stig's son joins McLaren". The Telegraph. 26 Feb 2012.

External links[edit]