AXCIL JEFFERIES Zimbabwe Racecar driver

Axcil Jefferies (born 14 April 1994) is a Zimbabwean racing driver.

CAREER

Axcil Jefferies started his motorsport career aged 6 in Zimbabwe and went on to win several National championships in Zimbabwe and South Africa before moving to Europe in 2007 and 2008 winning races in the European Karting Championship.

Formula BMW

Jefferies contested the Formula BMW Pacific series in 2009 and 2010. He finished third overall in the 2009 season, taking pole position at Sepang and Okayama, and winning two races at Sepang. He completed a limited schedule in 2010, scoring points in the opening two races before failing to qualify for the next four.

Formula Two

2012 After not racing for two and a half years Axcil returned to action in Formula Two halfway through the season and quickly found his race pace and race craft finishing consistently in the top ten, with a best of 5th in wet conditions in Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. He finished twelfth in points.

Indy Lights and GP2

2013 Jefferies made his debut in the American Firestone Indy Lights series with Bryan Herta Autosport at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and finished seventh. He competed again two months later at the Houston race and finished fifth. 2014 Jefferies competed in The Indy Lights Mid Ohio Honds 200 event finishing 6th on Saturday and 4th on the Sunday Race.

2014 Axcil jefferies made his debut in GP2 in Bahrain, showing strong pace in race one he was unfortunately punted by Japanese driver Kimya Sato and forced to retire; with Saturdays final positions determining Sundays starting grid Axcil jefferies had to start from the back of the grid and again put in solid performance making up several positions.

PERSONAL LIFE

In 2014 Axcil Jefferies was appointed as a UN AIDS Ambassador for the “Protect The Goal” Aids awareness campaign racing with UN AIDS livery on his race car and race suit. Axcil serves as a Childline Zimbabwe Goodwill Ambassador. In 2009 Axcil was one of three drivers to win the prestigious Formula BMW scholarships and in 2011 he proved his pedigree again winning an MSA scholarship to study sports performance and science at Loughborough Uni.

RACING RECORD

Complete Formula Two results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pos Points
2012 22 SIL
1
SIL
2
ALG
1
ALG
2
NÜR
1
14
NÜR
2
DNS
SPA
1
Ret
SPA
2
7
BRH
1
8
BRH
2
9
LEC
1
10
LEC
2
10
HUN
1
Ret
HUN
2
10
MNZ
1
10
MNZ
2
8
12th 17

Indy Lights

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
2013 Bryan Herta Autosport STP ALA LBH INDY MIL IOW POC TOR MDO
7
BAL HOU
5
FON 11th 56
2014 Belardi Auto Racing STP LBH ALA ALA IND IND INDY POC TOR MDO
6
MDO
4
MIL SNM SNM 14th 60

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