Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy retains Akhil Rabindra for upcoming season

Akhil Rabindra has been retained by Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Driver Academy for the upcoming season following his strong performance in Europe last year.

The Bengaluru-based Rabindra, who last year became the only Asian to make it to the AMR Driver Academy, will be among 12 elite drivers from around the world.   -  FILE PHOTO/SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Akhil Rabindra has been retained by Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Driver Academy for the upcoming season following his strong performance in Europe last year.

The Bengaluru-based Rabindra, who last year became the only Asian to make it to the AMR Driver Academy, will be among 12 elite drivers from around the world. The drivers will undergo a year of training and assessment with the AMR team in the United Kingdom, according to a media release.

READ: Akhil lands spot in Aston Martin racing driver academy

“I am extremely excited and delighted to be on the AMR Driver Academy again this year. Last year was a very strong year where I went from strength to strength. This year my focus is to build further on last year’s success and get the junior contract at the end of the year,” Rabindra said.

At the end of the calendar year, the best performer will land a contract of a junior driver in 2021, with the factory Aston Martin Racing team.

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