Prestigious Motorsport Manufacturer, Porsche, has a long standing heritage of creating highly successful and celebrated careers for its Professional Racing Drivers amongst it’s factory efforts in the world’s most prominent Race Events and Championships.
Many a successful Professional Racing Driver has risen through it’s tried and tested Motorsport Pyramid and British Racer Nick Tandy has demonstrated the viability of this career path to all aspiring young British racing drivers, with his recent outright win of the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours as part of a Porsche Factory effort with its 919 Hybrid LMP racer.
The Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship sits firmly atop the Porsche Pyramid in the UK, allowing the best driving talent to hone their craft on home soil in the latest Porsche One Make racing machines before they can then progress onto challenging for the top of the pyramid in Europe and the Rest of the World.
Porsche GB run a Scholarship programme in which they offer a generous amount of financial support along with the opportunity to learn and benefit from all of their other Human Performance resources and Motorsport Engineering expertise to give the young driver the best possible opportunity to build a viable career as a Professional Racing Driver. The deserving Porsche Scholar will receive Porsche’s support for 2 consecutive seasons in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB before they move onto selecting their next scholar.
The selection process consists of a rigorous series of assessments designed to test a whole range of skills that are required to be a modern day professional racing driver, not just judged by the stopwatch out on track.
MPS Director, Ben Newman, has previously worked for Porsche Motorsport GB and was involved in two lots of scholarship assessment processes and therefore has first hand experience of what the judging panel is looking for and expects from the contestants.
Alongside her work off of the track, such as media training and fitness training, MPS worked with young female racer Esmee Hawkey to work on various track driving skills such as driving technique, data analysis and understanding her own driving data, engineering feedback and mechanical knowledge & sympathy.