Axcil Jefferies from Zimbabwean could be the 1st African to race in Formula 1

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Axcil Jefferies, 24, from Zimbabwean is a racing driver who aims to make it to the world’s biggest stage of motor racing, Formula -1 in the next 4 years. This dream has become more real for him as the journey went on, he said.

Axcil began his career in motorsport at the age of 6 and has worked his way up to the Formula Two Championship where he has finished consistently in the top ten.

In 2017, Axcil won the prestigious Lamborgini Super Trofeo Championship Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and came 2nd in the World Finals in a grid of 67 cars.

“We’re just waiting for the right opportunity to help us. Whether that’s financial backing from a company in Africa, or Formula 1 turning arund and really pushing to have an African compete”. He said.

The last time a Grand Prix was staged in Africa was in 1993 in South Africa.

“The only issue stopping Africa from thriving from this game is money and sponsorship”. Axcil added.

He said to BBC. His dream of breaking through to Formula 1 will never fade away, he admitts as he keep trying in one of the most expensive motor racing in the world.

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