F1 Academy’s ‘One from a Billion Hunt’ Hyderabad Phase to Begin on May 23

The Force India F1 Team Academy recently announced about their Hyderabad phase of their ‘One from a Billion Hunt’ for identifying the next Indian Formula One driver in collaboration with Mobil 1. This event will be spread over a period of seven days beginning from May 23 to 29 at Kart Cave in Bund Road. The Hyderabad phase of this event is the fifth point in this seven-city hunt targeted at finding racing talent through a karting programme.

The participants who are interested have to register by May 29 at the location. The Hunt’s first two days are reserved for participants who want to practice at subsidized rates for 10 laps at Rs.150. This will be offered exclusively to the participants in the contest from the academy of the F1 team in partnership with Kart Cave.


During the next five days, the participants have to set their competitive time during the assigned 5 laps on track. Participants who achieves the fastest time in 14 laps will move to the next stage. The next stage, which is the national final, will see 100 finalists, which include 14 each from the seven cities as well as two wild card participants.

They will then compete on September 2011 for winning a spot among the 10 finalists, who will be moving on to the next stage. The VP of marketing for Kingfisher Airlines, Ravikant Sabnavis, who are the events primary sponsor, said that after they received an overwhelming response in Kolhapur, Goa and Mumbai, they are delighted that they will soon begin the Hyderabad leg of this event.

They are hoping to select and nurture the Indian racing talent as well as providing new aspirants with a platform for showcasing their various skills in racing. They are looking forward to a similar response from Hyderabad as well.

The CEO of ExxonMobil Lubricants, Raymong Wong, said regarding the regional trials in Hyderabad that they seek to provide aspiring racing enthusiasts with the opportunity of realizing their dreams to be part of the Indian F1 team. They were heartened with the enthusiasm of participants in Kolhapur, Goa and Mumbai, and expect a similar response from Hyderabad as well. They want all the hopeful F1 drivers to come and wish the participants who are shortlisted the best during the trials.

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