Applications for the Ferrari Driver Academy selection program open

Thursday 12 August, 2021
Applications for the Asia Pacific & Oceania region Ferrari Driver Academy are now being accepted.
Applications for the Asia Pacific & Oceania region Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) selection program are now being accepted. 
  
The program will see one lucky individual presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to potentially join the most iconic outfit in motorsport and continue their development towards a potential career as a professional driver. 
  
As previously announced, Motorsport Australia will run the initial stages of the program for the Academy’s Asia Pacific/Oceania selection zone, which will see drivers aged between 14-17 from a large pool of countries take part in a number of activities. 
  
The countries eligible to take part in the Oceania Ferrari Driver Academy based in Australia include Australia, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and China. 
  
Click here to apply for the Ferrari Driver Academy Asia Pacific & Oceania selection program. 
  
Two successful applicants will then be selected to represent the region at the FDA Scouting World Finals in Italy against other young talented drivers from around the world for a potential place in the Maranello young driver program.
  
In 2020, Australians James Wharton and Marcos Flack were selected to attend the FDA World Finals at the Fiorano track, with Wharton winning the trial and securing a place in the Academy.

James Wharton

Motorsport Australia Director of Motorsport & Commercial Operations, Michael Smith encouraged many aspiring young drivers to apply for the selection program. 
  
“Opportunities like this do not present themselves often and the prize for securing a place in the program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Smith said. 
  
“This program allows young hopeful drivers to continue their dream of potentially one day becoming a professional as it offers to work with a brand like Ferrari, who has a decorated history within the sport.”
   
Click here for more information and to apply for the Ferrari Driver Academy Asia Pacific & Oceania selection program. 

Australian applicants do not to include an endorsement. Applicants from outside Australia need to receive an endorsement from their local ASN when sending an application. 
 
Applications for the program will remain open until 11:59pm on Monday 30 August with the winner to be announced on Monday 6 September and the final Ferrari Driver Academy selection process to take place in Italy later in the year. 

 
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