Jordan King has been awarded the FIA Institute’s Young Driver of the Year Award after graduating from its Young Driver Excellence Academy.
King currently races in GP2 with Racing Engineering, and has been a member of the academy in 2015 as part of the FIA’s drive to nurture young talent and give them the platform from which to advance their careers.
Following the final academy workshop, King was named the winner of the award at the graduation ceremony in Melk, Austria.
“Despite the high level of talent demonstrated by the Academy drivers this year, Jordan’s skills and understanding stood out throughout the process and he is a well-deserved winner,” academy performance manager and GPDA chairman Alex Wurz said.
“I have no doubt that Jordan, and the rest of the Academy drivers, will go on to achieve great success in motor sport and build on the foundations we have helped them create.”
King has enjoyed a solid rookie season in GP2, finishing in the points on seven occasions and claiming his first podium in Belgium at the end of August.
The Briton has balanced his GP2 commitments at Racing Engineering with a development role at Manor Marussia F1 Team in 2015, and will be looking to build on a successful year in 2016.