FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy
The FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy is a project to develop young driver talent worldwide. It offers a fully-funded training programme that helps drivers develop their motor sport careers, whilst increasing safety skills and actively promoting the principles of safety, fairness and responsibility on and off the track.
It also generates a public benefit by instilling in young drivers an understanding of the highest standards of road safety. As part of the course, participants will gain the necessary skills to become qualified road safety instructors, enabling them to educate the public.
The FIA Institute has teamed up with two motor sport stars to lead the Academy training programme: Alex Wurz, former Formula One driver and two-time Le Mans winner; and Robert Reid, 2001 World Rally Champion.
The primary goals of the Academy are:
- to increase skills in the area of driver and road safety;
- to actively promote the principles of safety, fairness and responsibility both on and off the track; and
- to prepare young drivers to compete at the pinnacle of the sport.
The Academy programme is fully funded by the FIA Foundation, and managed by the FIA Institute, as part of the Motor Sport Safety Development Fund's Young Driver Safety Programme.