Pressemelding: Martinius Stenshorne blir McLaren-junior

Elitelandslagsfører og tidligere vinner av Bilsporttalentet, Martinius Stenshorne, blir nå en del av McLaren Driver Development Programme. Les mer i denne pressemeldingen på engelsk.

Martinius Stenshorne joins McLaren Driver Development programme

Martinius Stenshorne is delighted to join the McLaren Driver Development programme.
Eighteen-year-old Martinius, from Norway, will join the team’s talent pipeline which has an
overarching aim to help drivers progress towards the pinnacle of Motorsport, F1, as well as
the NTT INDYCAR Series and the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

McLaren has always been a leader in developing new talent to compete at the very top of
motorsport. From Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris in Formula 1 to Pato O’Ward in IndyCar,
McLaren’s track record in this area is clear. Re-established in 2022, the McLaren Driver
Development Programme is led by F1 Business Operations Director Stephanie Carlin.

Martinius’ impressive junior record and strong potential were key levers in his selection. Born
into a rallying family, he started racing aged four. Martinius secured multiple international
karting championships before a move to Formula 4, where he scored three podiums across
the UAE, German and Italian Championships. Managed by Nicolas Todt’s All Road
Management, in 2023 the Norwegian driver competed in the Formula Regional European
Championship where he became the first rookie to win their debut race. He finished as vice-
champion of the series with four further wins to his name.

In 2024 Martinius competes in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Hitech Pulse-Eight. He
posted his first win at the second round of the series in Australia.

Martinius Stenshorne: “I’m incredibly excited to join the McLaren Driver Development
programme, it’s an honour to now be part of the McLaren family. The team has a great
history of developing talent, so I’m looking forward to growing with the team and learning
from their expertise as I continue on my journey towards the top of motorsport.

“I know I will benefit hugely from their support at this stage in my career. Having visited the
McLaren Technology Centre recently, I can see how they take everything to a different level.
I am looking forward to learning all aspects of what it takes to reach to succeed in senior
racing and to work with some of the best technical, sporting and driving talent in the

“McLaren is such an iconic name and I can remember being inspired by watching older
races won by Prost, Senna and Hakkinen when I was growing up in Norway. It’s also super
impressive how they continue to push at the front today, as we saw in Miami.

“I can’t wait to get on track in Imola and use the papaya orange on and off track. Thank you
to Zak, Stephanie and the entire team for their faith in me, and to All Road Management for
their continued support.”

Stephanie Carlin, Director, F1 Business Operations: “Martinius has shown huge potential
in his junior career. Winning on a debut in FRECA is impressive, as is posting a win on a
second event in the competitive environment of FIA Formula 3. We want to develop and
nurture the talent to allow him to grow even further.

“The entire team is looking forward to welcoming Martinius to the McLaren family and we’ll
be working closely to support his development within our talent pipeline.”

Nicolas Todt, All Road Management: “We are very proud Martinius has been selected by
McLaren Racing for its Driver Development Programme and would like to thank Zak and
Stephanie for this opportunity. In FRECA – and now F3 – he has demonstrated speed and determination. Joining such a comprehensive programme will enhance this natural ability.
We will continue to support Martinius on his journey and look forward to seeing his
development accelerate with the guidance of McLaren Racing.”