Maxi Günther: The annual motor sport talent

Maxi Günther: The annual motor sport talent


For Maximilian Günther, a successful sports year ends with a very special attraction. The 17-year-old was awarded the German ‘Motorsport Talent of the Year’ title at the Essen Car Show. Maximilian won overall victory at the Deutsche Post Speed ​​Academy in her first year in the most successful sports car development program in Germany. With a victory in two of the four evaluation periods, Rettenberger defeated his five competitors. In addition to the award, Maxi will receive a € 70,000 sponsorship for his future running career.

“The dream has come true for me with a total victory at the Deutsche Post Speed ​​Academy,” the elated Maximilian said. “I am very proud that I was able to achieve this in my first year at Speed ​​Academy. Being accepted into the support program was a great achievement and a milestone in my career as a professional race driver – I would never have started this thank you “I would like to thank all those involved for that.”

Throughout the season, Maximilian was in and out of the race under the close supervision of a special jury that evaluated the performance of Germany’s top talent. The nine members include BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, former Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Director Norbert Haug, DTM star Timo Glock and RTL star writer Kai Ebel. Maxi was able to convince the judges with his performances in various workshops and a successful defense of the second-place championship in the ADAC System Masters.

As the overall winner of the Deutsche Post Speed ​​Academy, Maximilian is following in the footsteps. Over the past decade, the support program has produced many well-known automotive drivers, including Formula 1 drivers such as Nico Hülkenberg and Adrian Sutil as well as DTM stars such as Timo Glock and Marco Wittmann. “Former graduates show where the path can lead,” Maximilian said.

Maxi accepted the award on Friday, November 29, 2014 at the awards ceremony as part of the traditional Night of the Bild Bild Race in Essen. In front of hundreds of guests from business, media and motor sports, Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg and DTM Champion Marco Wittmann were honored this festive evening.

After two successful years at the ADAC Formula Masters with six wins, 21 podiums and 14 column positions, Maximilian is now focusing on the next step on the career ladder. In 2015 he would like to compete in the FIA ​​Form 3 European Championships, which featured Form 1 stars such as Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. “We are currently in talks with partners and supporters to implement the project,” Maximilian explained. “There is a good chance that I will climb up to Formula 3 next year. I am 100% ready for the next step!”