The aim of the Young Drivers Program is to train youngsters to become motorsport professionals; not only on track, but also outside the cockpit of a racing car. The mission is to provide them with the necessary tools to become complete professionals, from developing their driving skills alongside the factory drivers, to improvement of other aspects that Lamborghini Squadra Corse considers crucial to becoming a professional driver.
Armaan Ebrahim is the first Indian driver to make it to this list. Members of the program are involved in a number of activities carried out in close contact with the motorsport department of Automobili Lamborghini. It starts with track activities, involving young drivers in the technical development of the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. With test sessions on track; driver coaching with Lamborghini factory drivers; telemetry analysis with engineers; and transfer of their feedback to technicians, all these skills are fundamental to the growth of a professional driver, learning how to work with a precise methodology within a racing team. Athletic practice will also be included in Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s 2016 program, with a structured program that includes a variety of physical training sessions, complete medical checks and sports nutrition concepts.
Additionally, the values and principles of the Lamborghini brand are transferred to members of the Young Drivers Program. Visits to the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, communication and product training sessions, participation in the Lamborghini Accademia driving courses as instructors, are the other steps that complete the personal growth curriculum for members of the program.
After the Young Drivers Program comes the GT3 Junior Program which, this year, has doubled the number of participants compared to 2015. Currently, there are 20 GT3 Junior Drivers behind the wheels of Huracán GT3s, competing in the most important GT championships around the world and already achieving important results. The best of them will become the future GT champions of Lamborghini Squadra Corse.