Williams include fourteen-calendar year-outdated Ukrainian expertise to their Driver Academy
Method One’s Grove-dependent outfit Williams Racing have introduced a new addition to their Driver Academy with younger karting star Oleksandr Bondarev becoming a member of their younger driver programme.
The fourteen-calendar year-outdated Ukrainian has previously shown his abilities guiding the wheel with many karting achievements in his junior job. He was notably topped 2023 CIK-FIA Karting European Winner, starting to be the initially Ukrainian driver in the record of karting to gain the championship.
Oleksandr, or ‘Sasha’, started his journey in karting in 2014 at the younger age of 5. By age 7, he grew to become the youngest Ukrainian karting winner and winner of the Rotax Max Obstacle Ukraine. Because then he has ongoing to climb the karting ladder with an spectacular document of wins, podiums and pole positions.
The Grove-dependent outfit claimed that “Oleksandr will have the team’s whole assist and assistance in nurturing his expertise and establishing his abilities all over his development in the junior groups of motorsport.”
The soaring star has not too long ago joined PREMA’s karting crew for the WSK Euro Collection occasion in Franciacorta and will contend in this year’s FIA Karting Planet Championship that is established to consider position in Oct.
Commenting on the new chapter of his job, Bondarev claimed:“I am so energized to be part of the Williams Racing Driver Academy. Williams Racing is 1 of the most legendary groups in motorsport, possessing experienced some of the finest motorists in the activity race for them and it is an honour to have the possibility to be element of that record.
“Because I was 5 many years outdated, when I started karting, I dreamt about Method one. I have a very long way to go, of training course, but this is a big stage for me. I normally realized that starting to be element of an F1 younger driver programme was important and I will operate challenging to repay the self esteem and perception which James and Sven have positioned in me.”
Williams Sporting Director Sven Smeets extra: “We’re delighted to announce that Oleksandr has joined the Williams Racing Driver Academy. He’s a hugely regarded younger expertise that we have monitored for some time. At just fourteen many years outdated, he previously has quite a few spectacular achievements to his title, which include the 2023 FIA-CIK European OKJ Championship. Oleksandr has revealed a large amount of possible at an early age and we glimpse ahead to supporting his enhancement as he carries on his journey in karting.”