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Brawn continue support for British hopeful Stevens 21 May 2009

Will Stevens (GBR) Fortec Motorsport. Formula Renault UK Championship, Rd2, Thruxton, England, 26 April 2009. Will Stevens (GBR). CIK-FIA World Karting Championship, La Conca, Italy, 18-21 September 2008. Will Stevens (GBR). Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Italian Grand Prix, Race Day, Monza, Italy, 10 September 2006.

The Brawn GP team have confirmed that they will continue to support up-and-coming British driver Will Stevens on a long-term driver development programme.

The association continues Stevens’ previous relationship with Honda and will provide the platform for him to develop the level of performance that is required to potentially become part of Brawn’s Formula One programme in the future.

Stevens, 17, is widely regarded as one of Britain's top rising young motorsport stars. Following a prodigious karting career, he is now competing in the Formula Renault UK Championship with Fortec Motorsport in his rookie year in single-seater car racing.

Nick Fry, Brawn GP’s CEO, commented: "We are very pleased to be continuing our support of Will's motorsport career and extending the relationship that he has had with the team since 2008. We look forward to working with Will and will be keeping a close eye on his developing motorsport career."

Commenting on Thursday’s announcement, Stevens said: "I am extremely proud to be part of the Brawn GP team. What the team has achieved so far this season is incredible and the future looks very exciting.

"To have the opportunity to be a part of the team is amazing. I would like to thank Ross, Nick and Ron Meadows for their continued support and commitment to my future and I intend to ensure that their belief in me is rewarded."