Jefferies, 15, found himself in Europe at the beginning of the year. He was tested for the well known DAMS team in Spain and on this first day at Cartagena, Jefferies was the quickest on a track totally new to him. His engineer David Hache commented, He is quick and consistent, two key ingredients in a good driver. He is attentive to instructions and honest about
his feedback, which makes it easy and rewarding to work with him.
After the impressive showing with the DAMS team, in Spain, Jefferies moved to England where he spent a few days with the Motaworld Racing team. Driver Development Manager
for Motaworld Racing, Alf Boarer, who assisted Giorgio Pantano to find his way from Karting to formula 1, spoke so highly of Jefferies. Im 100% sure that if he can find the funding to progress his career he will be by far the best racing driver to come out of Southern Africa since Jody Scheckter, he said. For someone so young he has a great presence of mind and the driving part comes easy to him.
Thats because he is a complete natural with a very good driving brain and keeps himself in top physical shape. Hes got a great future. He became the youngest driver in the F/BMW Pacific championship series having won a US$50 000 Formula BMW scholarship.Post published in: Athletics