This is a huge honour and privilege to be part of the legendary British constructor Aston Martin's Driver Academy for the 2021 Season. I will be giving my absolute best both on and off track. Our targets are set and we will be working harder than ever to fulfil our goals. I am confident and look forward to evolve in the prestgious AMR Academy. I know I will have all the tools to develop all the knowledge required in the best conditions possible.
This year, 15 new candidates have signed up to compete in a range of championships around the world. These young drviers, aged 17 to 26, have programs with either the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 or the GT4 version in recognized championships. They are therefore eligible for the AMR Driving Academy, which provides effective coaching for drivers at the start of their careers. The prize offered to the winner includes financial support for their 2022 racing program, as well as factory assistance and advice, tailored to their season plans.
Candidates are judged on a wide range of criteria, including pace, consistency and technical feedback. The panel will also assess each driver's ability to manage the strategic, teamwork, business and public relations aspects of their role and public relations aspects of their role. The judging panel will include AMR President David King, General Manager John Gaw, two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Jonny Adam, Ross Gunn and Valentin Hasse-Clot.