FDA REGIONAL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
Motorsport Australia has announced 24 racers for the prestigious program
The participants for the 2022 Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) – Asia Pacific and Oceania regional selection program have been chosen with 24 drivers to attend Sepang International Circuit for the three-day event (26-28 September).
The successful drivers, aged between 14 and 17 years old, were selected from a pool of more than 60 applicants and will now head to Malaysia where they will be evaluated on their driving, fitness and media skills.
Following on from the intense testing program, up to two drivers may be selected to attend the FDA’s Scouting World Finals in Maranello, where they will go up against drivers from other regions in a bid for a potential place in the FDA for 2023.
With Motorsport Australia running the Asia Pacific and Oceania regional selection program in 2022, the 24 selected teenagers hail from seven different countries highlighting the diversity of this year’s talent pool.
Making up the field are drivers from Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.
With all 24 finalists capable of being selected for the Ferrari Driver Academy’s Scouting World Finals, Motorsport Australia’s Director of Motorsport and Commercial Operations, Michael Smith, was looking forward to the event.
“A big congratulations to all 24 drivers for being selected for this year’s FDA Asia Pacific and Oceania regional selection program, which is a massive achievement in itself,” Michael said.
“We are thrilled with the huge amount of interest shown in the application process and I feel there is very little in it with all 24 drivers a good chance of progressing through to the next phase.
“The Ferrari Driver Academy is an incredible opportunity for the aspiring youngsters, and to have a number of drivers selected from outside Australia is fantastic as it represents the strong diversity of this year’s competition.
“The three-day intensive program will certainly challenge these young drivers in all aspects, and we look forward to seeing them in action at the magnificent Sepang International Circuit.”
For a full list of drivers nominated visit www.motorsport.org.au