Force India academy to nurture driving talent

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on April 12, 2011

Dr Vijay Mallya, Chairman and Team Principal, Force India Formula One Team, with Mr Raymond Wing, CEO, ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt Ltd, and Mr Nico Hulkenberg (right), F1 driver, at the launch of Force India F1 Team Academy in Bangalore on Tuesday. — G.R.N. Somashekar   -  BL

Dr Vijay Mallya-owned Force India Formula One Team has launched the Force India F1 Team Academy – an initiative aimed at identifying racing talent in India and providing vocational and academic training for young Indians aspiring for a career in motorsports.

Driving talent

The candidates will be trained across seven racing tracks in the country and ten finalists will do a week-long intensive stint at Silverstone, UK.

“The hunt is to find a potential Indian Formula One driver talent for the Force India team,” said Dr Mallya, Chairman and Team Principal, Force India F1 Team.

Title sponsor

Exxon Mobil Lubricants is the title sponsor for the academy's initiative.

Published on April 12, 2011

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