Maxi latest recruit to Deutsche Post Speed Academy

Extra boost for the coming season

Maximilian Günther will have another strong partner at his side for the 2014 season: The 16-year-old has been admitted to the squad sponsored by the Deutsche Post Speed Academy. “I am extremely proud that the Deutsche Post Speed Academy sees potential in me and have accepted me on their programme,” said Maximilian Günther, who also receives support from the ADAC Sports Foundation.

The Deutsche Post’s intention with the Speed Academy is to spot young German racing drivers of the future and promote them in a professional, performance-based manner. The project was launched in 2004 and has since produced a number of well-known motor racing stars, including Formula 1 drivers like Nico Hülkenberg and Adrian Sutil, plus a number of DTM stars, including Timo Glock and Christian Vietoris.

“Former graduates from the academy show where things can lead,” said Maximilian Günther with delight at his acceptance. “It gives me an extra boost for the coming season.” An expert jury composed of well-known figures from the world of motor racing will rate the young drivers’ achievements both on and off the track during the course of the year.

The Speed Academy provides its pupils with a comprehensive, targeted training programme designed to turn them into all-round motor racing professionals. At the hands of experts, the trainees are given the necessary skills needed to follow their future career path, starting with driving dynamics, and progressing on to media training workshops and fitness and mental training sessions.

The season begins on April 25th for Maximilian Günther in the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. As reigning Formel ADAC vice-champion, the young German intends to take the next step and fight for the title win in the international junior series along with his trusted team, Mücke Motorsport. Overall, the Formel ADAC season is comprised of eight race weekends. The season finale takes place on the weekend of October 3rd-5th at the Hockenheimring.

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