Mercedes add 15-year-old Aron to junior ranks

Formula 4 racer, Paul Aron, has become the fifth current member of the Mercedes junior driver programme, the Silver Arrows have confirmed.

The 15-year-old won the European Junior Karting Championship in 2018 and scored his first Formula 4 win at the Red Bull Ring in June after making the step up to single seater racing.

Aron, who has also won the WSK Champions Cup and South Garda OKJ Winter Cup, has clearly caught the eye of Mercedes and joins reserve driver Esteban Ocon, Williams’s George Russell and young karters Andrea Antonelli and Alex Powell on the books at the Silver Arrows.

Introducing the latest member of the Mercedes junior squad… ?

Meet European junior karting champion Paul Aron! The 15-year-old Estonian is racing with @PREMA_Team in German and Italian F4 this year!

Welcome to the club, Paul ? #WelcomePaul

— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) July 4, 2019

Paul Aron currently sits P9 in the Italian Formula 4 series and P5 in the German series.

His brother, Ralf, spent three seasons in Formula 3 and picked up five victories last season.

Amazing. No Words. One step closer to my dream. Thank you so much?

— Paul Aron (@PaulAron16) July 4, 2019

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