Axcil Jefferies is an 18-year-old Zimbabwean who has been competing in motorsport for twelve years.
He was the second African racer to compete in the FIA Formula Two Championship after Ricardo Teixeira. He started his motorsport career at age 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.
In 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. In 2014 Jefferies competed in The Indy Lights Mid Ohio Honds 200 event finishing 6th on Saturday and 4th on the Sunday Race. He also 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.
He was appointed a UN AIDS Ambassador for the “Protect The Goal” Aids awareness campaign racing with UN AIDS livery on his race car and race suit, and also serves as a Childline Zimbabwe Goodwill Ambassador.