Ferrari Driver Academy: 9 talents are supported


The most famous Ferrari junior is Mick Schumacher; in addition to the Haas driver, eight other talents are part of the Ferrari Driver Academy. The young hopefuls will complete the first camp of the year this week.

Since 2009, Ferrari has been running its own young talent academy with the Ferrari Driver Academy, the aim of which is to support young racing drivers on their way to Formula 1. This year, nine talents should look forward to the support of the oldest GP racing team in the world. The most famous member is certainly Mick Schumacher, who completed his rookie season in Formula 1 in the Haas Renner last year.

The German is not present at the first camp of the 13th year, he and his team are preparing for the second season in the GP circus. Robert Shwartzman is also absent from the first Ferrari Juniors meeting. The Russian is busy with his test driver work for the Scuderia.

So it was up to the previous Academy members Arthur Leclerc, Dino Beganovic, Maya Weung and James Wharton to welcome the newcomers Oliver Bearman, Rafael Camara and Laura Camps Torras. The seven young hopefuls not only welcomed Academy Director Marco Matassa at the start, Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto and race director Laurent Mekies also insisted on meeting the talents personally.

The first camp lasts four days, during which the racers are informed about many aspects of racing. Various psychological and physical tests are also on the program, as well as sporting activities and a day on the Franciacorta karting track.

While Schumacher and Shwartzman are concentrating on Formula 1 work this year, Leclerc and Bearman will compete for the Prema Racing Team in Formula 3. Beganovic will drive another year in the European Formula Regional Championship, while Weung, Wharton and Camara will compete in the Italian and German Formula 4 championships. Camps Torras competes in a kart to prove itself. At the same time, she should gain her first experience in Formula 4 racing.

Binotto said at the start of the camp: “The role of the Ferrari Driver Academy is not only to get the most out of the most talented young people and get them to drive our cars in Formula 1, but also to train people and drivers who are able to make the most of the values ​​that Ferrari represents. “

And Academy Director Matassa added: “In view of the ongoing pandemic, it is wonderful that we can reopen the doors of Gestione Sportiva to our young people. We will look after nine students and provide them with our experience to help them find their way in the extremely competitive environment of formula racing. “

Planned Formula 1 World Cup in 2022

23-25 February: Test drives Barcelona, ​​Spain
11-13 March: Test drives Sakhir, Bahrain
March 20: Sakhir, Bahrain
March 27: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
April 10: Melbourne, Australia
April 24th: Imola, Italy
May 8: Miami, USA
May 22nd: Barcelona, ​​Spain
May 29: Monte Carlo, Monaco
June 12: Baku, Azerbaijan
June 19: Montreal, Canada
July 3: Silverstone, Great Britain
July 10: Spielberg, Austria
July 24th: Le Castellet, France
July 31: Budapest, Hungary
August 28th: ​​Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
September 4th: Zandvoort, Netherlands
September 11th: Monza, Italy
September 25: Sochi, Russia
October 2: Singapore
October 9: Suzuka, Japan
October 23: Austin, USA
October 30: Mexico City, Mexico
November 13: São Paulo, Brazil
November 20: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

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