Applications for the 2023 Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) Asia Pacific and Oceania Selection Program at Sepang International Circuit are now closed.
Date 23-27 September 2023
Age 14-17 years
Location Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
The FDA Asia Pacific and Oceania Selection Program is open to all aspiring drivers aged between 14 - 17 years from the Asia Pacific and Oceania countries listed here are invited to apply: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Vietnam.
The aim of this program is to find the best young talent in our region and have them compete in the Ferrari Driver Academy Finals in Italy for a place in the Ferrari Driver Academy.
A replay of the Ferrari Driver Academy information webinar held on 6 June is available to watch below.
Drivers will be trained and tested in the latest Top Speed prepared Tatuus Formula 4 Generation 2 car on the famous Sepang circuit, in front of the Ferrari Driver Academy scouts, competing for a place in the Ferrari Driver Academy Finals in Italy later this year.
Tatuus FIA F4-T421
Chassis Tatuus F.4 T-421
Engine Abarth 1.4 litre turbo
Power 185 hp
Weight 570 kg with driver
- Track time and testing in Formula 4 cars
- Support from professional mechanics (including car preparation)
- Advice and training from professional F4 race engineers
- Dedicated race engineer for the entire time on track
- Dedicated track time across two days, competing for a third and final selection day
- Fitness training and testing
- Media, Sponsorship and Data Analysis testing and training
- Nutrition and psychology workshops
Please note, as per last year, there will be a cost for successful applicants to attend the selection program, which will need to be paid once the finalists are chosen.
Young drivers will have to demonstrate their abilities on track to the Ferrari team across the first two days to be selected for the final day.
Official testing in the cars at Sepang before the event will be available to all drivers selected to attend the program. Local testing of cars is also available in some areas, contact Motorsport Australia ([email protected])
for details of any testing that you may need assistance with.
It is expected that some drivers will be coming straight from Karting, with little experience in open wheel cars. This is common for the FDA and Motorsport Australia will assist drivers to find opportunities to test before the program, to ensure drivers can show their full potential.
Those who took part in the 2022 program are welcome to apply again for 2023.
Ferrari Driver Academy - Webinar Replay
Please contact [email protected] for further information or questions regarding the program.