The Formula 1 team signed a Ukrainian for the first time in history

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For the first time in history, the Formula 1 team has signed a Ukrainian

The Favbet Foundation is the partner of the racer , supporting initiatives in the field of education, health and sports development.

14-year-old karting driver Aleksandr Bondarev joined the professional racing academy Williams Racing and may become the first ever Ukrainian driver in Formula -1. The racer's partner is the Favbet Foundation, which supports initiatives in the field of education, health and sports development.

"I am honored to join the Williams Racing Academy. Williams Racing – one of the most famous teams in motorsport, uniting the best pilots in sports competitions. It is an honor for me to get a chance to become a part of this history. From the age of five, when I started karting, I dreamed of Formula 1. Of course, I still have a long way to go, but this is a huge step. I always knew that participation in the program for young drivers of Formula 1 is crucial, and I will work hard to justify the trust placed in me by James and Sven,", – Alexander tells.

Williams Racing Sporting Director Sven Smits commented on this news: “We are pleased to announce that Alexander has joined the Williams Racing Academy. He – a valuable young talent that we have been watching for some time. At the age of 14, he already has several exceptional achievements, in particular, victory at the FIA-CIK European Championship in 2023. Alexander showed great potential at an early age, and we look forward to the opportunity to support his development as he continues his journey in karting.

Williams Racing – the independent British Formula 1 team, founded in the 1970s, which has its own history of creation and made a significant contribution to the development of motor sports. Williams world class people recognize the ego as their most important asset. The team includes many legends of Formula 1, including pilots who won the World Championship. The most famous – Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, Alan Jones, Keio Rosberg, Nelson Piquet and others. The team also became a nine-time winner of the Constructors' Cup. Williams Racing established its racing academy for development.