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The last year has been quite a journey for one particular young driver, who has gone from being relatively unknown in Europe to the top end of Red Bull's driver programme via a winter of sudden uncertainty. This is the story of a surprise new contender eyeing the grand prix scene
Rarely does a driver go from having no money to being in with a chance of a future Formula 1 seat in under two months, but that's exactly what has happened to Patricio O'Ward in 2019.
The 20-year-old Mexican driver has been catapulted head-first onto a stunning new career trajectory in the last 12 months, but he really came into the mainstream motorsport spotlight last weekend when it was announced he would replace the mercurial Dan Ticktum in the Red Bull-backed Team Mugen Super Formula seat.
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