The first mid-year assessment is over. Max has been awarded top marks in his first term of 2016 at the Deutsche Post Speed Academy. The overall winner from 2014 will now receive 20,000 euros in sponsorship for coming top in the first of four terms.
Max is in his third and what will be his final year of sponsorship in the Speed Academy according to the rule book. He made a strong start to the season with lots of pole positions and two wins (Le Castellet and Budapest) and is currently placed second in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship.
Max: “I’m very pleased that the members of the Deutsche Post Speed Academy panel have rated my performance so highly. That gives me a great incentive to continue in the same vein, because, achieving more success on the track and coming top overall in the Speed Academy in 2016 are my goals this season after my win in 2014 and second place last year.”
The Deutsche Post Speed Academy is Germany’s most successful training programme for young motor racing drivers and has supported a number of drivers in their careers, including professional racing drivers Timo Glock, Nico Hülkenberg, Adrian Sutil, Christian Vietoris, Marco Wittmann and current DTM champion Pascal Wehrlein.
The Deutsche Post has been helping young talented racing drivers make their way into professional motor sport since 2004. Nine famous and knowledgeable panel members, among them, for example, Timo Glock, Jens Marquardt, Norbert Haug and Kai Ebel, have the task of evaluating the performance of the sponsored candidates over a twelve-month period.
Max came top overall in 2014 in his very first year at the Speed Academy. The Prema Powerteam driver placed second overall the following year.