Lewis Hamilton was signed to McLaren early in his career at the tender age of 13. This week another youngster looks set to follow in Hamilton’s footsteps.
Oliver Rowland, a 14 year old karting talent, has been signed to the McLaren Young Driver Support programme. Martin Whitmarsh has already confirmed they would like to put Oliver on a career plan similar to Hamilton’s despite denying he’s the next Lewis Hamilton.
It must be remembered that Nick Heidfeld is also a graduate of the McLaren programme.. so does this make Lewis Hamilton Nick Heidfeld Version 2.0? Â Just as long as he’s not Ricardo Zonta Version 2.0! (who’s a good driver, but just doesn’t have the same level of success)