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Caterham unveil racing academy with six young drivers // Alexander Rossi helps launch a new academy to help drivers into F1

Published by Christine

Caterham unveil racing academy with six young drivers
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The Caterham team have launched the new, or perhaps revamped, Caterham Racing Academy today, citing it as a “development program that gives a clear rout to F1 for future champions.”

As a global academy, the team are looking for somewhat experienced but youthful racers who have a shot at the big time. The development involved will include driving, obviously, but also media training and how to secure funding. There’s also a prize fund available to help out.

At launch they have six drivers signed up, including reserve driver Alexander Rossi, who is also racing for Caterham in the GP2 series. GP2 is one of the pre-requisite series that a driver must be participating in to be considered for the academy.

Others include World Series by Renault, Formula Renault Eurocup, GP3 and Formula Renault 2.0 BARC. I’m assuming it’s not a coincidence many of these series contain the word Renault.