Mercedes adds 15-year-old Paul Aron to its junior team

Mercedes AMG F1 has recruited 15-year-old Formula 4 racer Paul Aron and added the young talent to its junior driver programme.

The Estonian teenager and European karting champion stepped up to single-seater racing this season and currently competes with Prema in the German and Italian F4 championships.

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Aron becomes the fifth member of the Silver Arrows squad’s young driver scheme, joining senior member and Mercedes F1 reserve driver Esteban Ocon, Williams’s George Russell and young Mercedes-supported karters Andrea Antonelli and Alex Powell.

Paul Aron is the brother of Ralf Aron who finished sixth in the 2018 European Formula 3 Championship and who won the Italian F4 title with Prema in 2015.

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