Jefferies upbeat for Hungary after fifth successive points finish

Zimbabwean racer ‘progressing well’ after luckless start

Axcil Jefferies is growing in confidence ahead of next month's (7-9 September) Formula Two rounds at the Hungaroring after picking up his fifth successive points finish of the season last time out.

The 18-year-old Zimbabwean, only the second African to have competed in the series, has bounced back from a luckless start to his maiden F2 season which saw him come away empty handed from his first three races.

However, a superb drive in the sodden second race at Spa back in June gave him his first top 10 result and since then he has gone from strength to strength, recording a further four points finishes including a best of eighth.

"After my top 10 at Spa, I was happy to score points in both races at Brands Hatch and continue where I left off, especially as the weekend was the hardest of my 13-year career!" said Jefferies, who was watched that weekend by the Zimbabwean Ambassador to Britain Gabriel Machinga. "Each time I am in the car, I am learning and improving," he continued.

"I learnt a lot at Paul Ricard too with all the passes and dicing we had. It was good fun, and we are progressing well. I know the fans want a podium, and it will come soon. I am giving 100% and can't wait to step up to the podium, but we must all be patient. We now have a break before the next event in Hungary and I hope to travel home for a rest."

He added: "Once again I must give a big thank you to all the Zimbabweans who have supported me and waved flags at the circuits, as well as my sponsor Afri-Hype for making all this possible."

To find out more about Axcil Jefferies visit his driver profile here. Fans can also see Axcil showing his support for the FIA's Action for Road Safety campaign here.

The next F2 rounds take place at the Hungaroring, Budapest, on 7-9 September.

 

 

 

 

 

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