Ferrari’s long and illustrious history in Formula One would never have happened if it didn’t have a slew of excellent drivers racing their cars. From Juan Manuel Fangio to Michael Schumacher, the Scuderia has, without question, fielded some of the sports’ best drivers.

Now, the Italian supercar makers are taking their scouting and talent development to a new level as it formally launched the Ferrari Driver Academy.

Meant to find those young diamonds-in-the-rough and hone their skills in the art of race driving, the Ferrari Driver Academy will allow young drivers with an enormous amount of potential to train under the wings of the best in the business. From the initial steps of kart racing, these drivers will be given a thorough course by Luca Baldisserri all the way to the top step of the program, Formula One.

While the selection process regarding which driver receives a formal invitation to the academy remains undisclosed, Ferrari already has announced its first driver in the fold: Jules Bianchi, the talented hot shot who bagged the Drivers’ and Teams’ championship in the recently-concluded Formula 3 Euroseries.

The Ferrari Driver Academy certainly speaks volumes on the Scuderia’s deep-rooted mission to remain a force in the world of auto racing and it figures that finding young upstarts and improving their skills will go a long way in keeping Ferrari a player in auto racing, whatever league or class it may be.

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Source: Ferrari

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8 comments:

  (449) posted on 07.14.2011

If this academy would be a success I bet they have the best racing driver. I just wonder on how this academy works..is it like a traditional school or more on practicals?

  (798) posted on 07.14.2011

Wow! This is great.. I think this is the first ever academy launched to mold the best racer in the industry. I guess Ferrari have planned to invade the championship of the Formula One racing.

  (579) posted on 04.20.2011

Yeah, it would be a great privilege to learn from the expert and luckily maybe they will be given a chance to drive around the sports car of Ferrari.

  (692) posted on 04.20.2011

Wow! This would be a great opportunity for those people who wanted to learn from the professional on Ferrari Academy!

  (449) posted on 03.4.2011

On the way man. Very incredible. I just wonder how it will be played.

  (409) posted on 03.4.2011

These virtual simulator game is so cool! Can’t wait to have one.
And the most interesting part is that there’s actually an international competition for game enthusiasts. It make me so excited.

  (808) posted on 12.28.2009

Italian supercar manufacturer Ferrari has launched an academy for young drivers. The maker selecting talented young drivers and training

  (808) posted on 12.22.2009

But my only concern on this one, the tuition fee on this academy. Well there are many aspirant racers that wants to join because it’s a chance to be a professional racer like Schumacher. Also a chance to be trained but as I’ve read the article, it’s like a free training program if you’re qualified on their taste.

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