Posted on October 24, 2013


India’s search for a driver to break into Formula 1 in a meaningful way has received a boost after Akhil Rabindra, 17, beat rivals from across Asia-Pacific to top his regional qualifier and progress to the FIA Institute’s 2013/14 Young Driver Excellence Academy. The 17-year-old will now take part in the academy’s fully-funded training programme, which starts in December. It aims to help drivers develop their motorsport careers while increasing safety skills. Ahead of this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix, Rabindra impressed in three days of tests and evaluations at the Sydney Motorsport Park against drivers from a number of major More…

Posted on September 8, 2011


The second year of the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy is about to get underway, with young drivers wanting to be in with a chance of being selected, required to get their entries in by tomorrow (Friday 9th September) All eligible young drivers, aged 17 to 23 years old, need to apply to their National Sporting Authority (ASN) and each ASN is then responsible for assessing the applications they receive and choosing two candidates to be put forward to the FIA Institute. This year, 30 candidates will be chosen to go forward to the selection event on 15-18 November More…



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