The Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) will soon be part of the new Motorsport Australia Centre of Excellence at Sydney Motorsport Park, with plans well underway for its construction to begin in the coming months.
The Australian based zone
of the FDA will be the Academy’s Asia Pacific/Oceania selection zone, encompassing a significant number of countries.
Motorsport Australia will be responsible for running the initial stages of the development program in Australia each year, with drivers aged between 14 and 17 eligible to take part. Drivers from countries named below will be eligible to take part, but will need to travel to Australia at their own cost to take part in any assessments.
A select number of the best drivers from the initial group will then be invited to continue in the next stages of the program, where Motorsport Australia and FDA will come together to determine the best two drivers of the year from our region.
Those top two drivers will then be invited to Ferrari’s Fiorano racetrack in Italy, where they will compete against drivers from academies around the world.
The winning driver from the various academies will then be offered a drive with FDA in a European Formula 4 Championship.
Countries that will be part of 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.