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The Ferrari Driver Academy’s new season begins



The Ferrari Driver Academy

The Ferrari Driver Academy students, including two new faces and six returning from last year, gathered at the Maranello headquarters to begin what promises to be a busy year. Seven out of the eight drivers will be making their debut in their respective categories

The Ferrari Driver Academy has officially launched the new season by introducing this year’s class, which includes seven of its eight drivers making their debut in their respective categories.

The Ferrari Driver Academy has announced six returning drivers and two new additions to the team, Tuukka Taponen from Finland, who won the FDA Scouting World Finals, and Aurelia Nobels from Brazil, winner of the FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars program. Both new drivers will be competing in Formula 4 this year, along with returning driver James Wharton.

The Ferrari Driver Academy has also promoted 17-year-old Rafael Camara and 18-year-old Maya Weug to compete in the European Formula Regional, as they take a step up in their racing careers.

Current European Formula Regional champion Dino Beganovic, will move up to Formula 3, staying with Prema Racing, with the goal of competing for the championship from the start of the season.

Ferrari Driver Academy also announced that their 2022 Formula 3 title contenders, Oliver Bearman and Arthur Leclerc, will be making their debut in Formula 2. Bearman, aged 17, will continue racing with Prema, while Leclerc, aged 22, will join DAMS team. Both drivers will be looking to make an impact in their new category

“The start of a new season is always a special moment” said Marco Matassa, head of the Ferrari Driver Academy.


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Marco Matassa, head of the Ferrari Driver Academy

“We’re happy to see our returning drivers again and it’s even more special to welcome new ones”

“It’s going to be a challenging season, as seven out of eight drivers will be debuting in their respective categories, which means they will be facing an even tougher challenge,”

“In 2022, we were able to reclaim our titles and we are ready to invest even more in terms of facilities and personnel to help our young drivers achieve their full potential,” said Marco Matassa, head of the Ferrari Driver Academy. ” We will be providing all the support they need to achieve the results we know they are capable of.”

“I would like to extend a special welcome to our new additions, Aurelia Nobels and Tuukka Taponen, who are the latest graduates of our scouting program,”

“Aurelia joins the FDA from the program we have with FIA which has already proved successful with Maya Weug, while Tuukka was the most outstanding of the young drivers who came to Maranello for the third edition of the FDA Scouting World Finals, where all the participants were of a very high standard,”

“We are looking forward to starting work with them, as well as all our other drivers, in the hope that we will have a successful year together,”


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