Talent hunt to find India’s best young driver
Trying to find the best young driver of 2014, Mercedes-Benz India is back with its ‘Young Star Driver Program’ for the second consecutive year
Registrations for this event are now open and the finals will be hosted at the Buddh International Circuit Formula One race track on August 8.
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “Motorsports is inseparable from Mercedes-Benz and with phenomenal success of the first season we are thrilled to announce the second season of our ‘Young Star Driver Programme’ in India.
“This is a unique opportunity for the budding motorsports talents across the country to showcase and improve their racing skills on international tracks with guidance from globally acclaimed trainers.”
The program is open for racing aspirants between 18 years to 25 years, and is conducted via a nationwide evaluation process based on different criterion like race track training, racing acumen, racing aptitude and accomplishments, by Vicky Chandhok and his team.
The jury members will shortlist 24 participants who will be adjudged against each other to qualify for the final six slots. The elimination rounds will be conducted on August 7 and the grand finale on August 8.
The winner of the ‘Mercedes-Benz Young Star Driver’ gets an opportunity to win a seat in the AMG Driving Academy PRO-Training in Germany. The runners-up get the popular AMG Driving Academy BASIC & ADVANCED course in India.
The winner also gets to meet F1 racing stars and Mercedes Formula One team drivers Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg, in any of the F1 race this year.