So, you want to you be the next Charles Leclerc? The Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) is here to help. As the local ASN, they’re your ticket to the Ferrari Driver Academy that’s now accepting entries for batch 2020.
The AAP is closely working with Motorsport Australia for this project, who’s been selected to run the selection process in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions. Yes, this is the very same program that scouted talents like Jules Bianchi, Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll, Mick Schumacher, and current Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow driver, Charles Leclerc.
The Ferrari Driver Academy is open drivers aged between 14 to 17 years old, who obviously needs previous racing experience. But due to COVID-19 restrictions, there won’t be a selection camp, so they’re selecting candidates based on written applications instead.
Applicants must provide supporting documentation detailing their motorsport achievements and a damn good reason why they should be selected for the program. But please, it should no more than 6 pages long. More importantly, the Ferrari Driver Academy Application Form (DOWNLOAD HERE) needs to be completely filled up by you and your guardian, which does require candidates to gauge their physique and physical fitness.
All these must then be submitted to the AAP at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 7 of September 2020.
Do note that the Ferrari Driver Academy will ONLY select two (2) drivers from the entire Asia Pacific and Oceania region (that consists of 24 countries) so make sure you really stand out in your application. Whoever the committee selects will be notified a week later no later than 14 September 2020.
After that, these 2 lucky drivers (along with a parent of guardian) need to fly to Modena, Italy sometime in October 2020 for the selection camp. There they’ll compete against the other regional finalists for a spot in the Ferrari Driver Academy with a drive in the European Formula 4 Championship at stake.