Details on the next Asia Pacific and Oceania regional selection program for the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) will be held via an online webinar in June.
The webinar, which will be held at 7.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10) on Tuesday, 7 June, will include details about the application process as well as what to expect at the selection camp. A replay of the webinar will be available on Motorsport Australia’s website for those unable to attend on the night.
This year, the Asia Pacific/Oceania FDA selection camp will be held in Sepang, Malaysia, and run by Motorsport Australia. This will take place in September 2022.
Drivers selected for the camp will get the opportunity to drive a Formula 4 car on the iconic Sepang circuit, as well as take part in a range of exercises aimed at providing learnings as well as assessments for the selection panel.
Click here to register for the webinar.
Since 2020, Motorsport Australia has been selected to work with the FDA to run the Asia Pacific and Oceania regional selection program. Each year, drivers aged between 14 and 17 are invited to apply to be included the selection process. Drivers from countries named below will be eligible to apply for the Asia Pacific and Oceania program.
Countries included in the Asia Pacific and Oceania region of the Ferrari Driver Academy are: 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.
In 2020, Australian James Wharton was selected as the global winner and has since been part of the FDA, and this year is now driving in European Formula 4 Championships with FDA support.
Motorsport Australia Director of Motorsport & Commercial Operations Michael Smith said the 2022 selection process would provide a terrific opportunity to identify talent in the region.
“We’re delighted to be hosting our first ever Asia Pacific/Oceania Ferrari Driver Academy selection camp in Malaysia, giving young drivers from the region the opportunity to shine and set up their future careers,” Smith said.
“We know there are many eligible young karters in particular who will be eager to showcase their talents and why they should be part of the FDA in the future.
“Motorsport Australia and the FDA work closely together throughout the selection process, and we look forward to welcoming interested applicants to our information session on Tuesday, 7 June. This will be a terrific opportunity to learn about the whole process and the various requirements that will need to be completed throughout the application process.”
Once applications for 2022 are open following the webinar, Motorsport Australia and the FDA will then select the best applicants to attend the Sepang selection camp, where one driver will then ultimately be chosen to represent our region at the FDA Scouting World Finals in October this year.
Motorsport Australia will host its FDA information webinar on 7 June at 7.30pm AEST (GMT +10). You must register in advance to attend the webinar and can do so here