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Zimbabwe’s Axcil Jefferies Could Become Africa’s First Black Formula 1 Driver

Axcil Jefferies is a 24-year-old Zimbabwean racing driver hoping to make it to the world’s biggest stage of motor racing – Formula 1.

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.

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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.

Axcil is hoping he can make it to the Formula 1, told BBC:

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.

His dream of breaking through to Formula 1 will never fade away, he says, and we really hope his dream comes true.

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