Which younger drivers are presently signed to the Scuderia? : PlanetF1

The Ferrari Driver Academy line-up has been confirmed for the 2023 season, with eight drivers seeking to make their method up the ranks inside the Scuderia.

The children might be cut up throughout 4 collection for the season forward, with the crew confirming they met at Maranello to start a week-long coaching camp based mostly on their particular person wants forward of their deliberate schedules, alongside bodily and psychological assessments.

New Ferrari crew principal Fred Vasseur met the younger drivers together with racing director Laurent Mekies, and the total Driver Academy line-up was formally introduced.

So, let’s check out the drivers who might be seeking to impress and transfer up inside the Scuderia this yr:

Oliver Bearman

Nonetheless too younger for a Components 1 seat aged 17, younger British driver Oliver Bearman might be making the step as much as Components 2 with Prema after impressing on his technique to third within the Components 3 standings final season.

The 2021 season was solely Bearman’s second in automobiles, however he raced his technique to each the ADAC Components 4 and Italian Components 4 titles, taking 11 wins within the latter championship and together with an exceptional run of seven in a row, earlier than stepping up and changing into a race winner in Components 3 final yr, profitable the dash at Spa throughout a run of 5 podiums in his ultimate seven races of the yr.

He’ll nonetheless be one of many youngest drivers racing in F2 in 2023, so he might be one to look at for the yr forward.

Arthur Leclerc

Arthur Leclerc would be the Ferrari teenager who could have the tag, wished or not, of being Charles’ youthful brother, although his older sibling is commonly seen trackside as he goes about his racing – and he too could have the possibility to impress in Components 2 towards Bearman this season, as he races for DAMS this time round after shifting from Prema.

The 22-year-old completed sixth within the Components 3 standings final time round, taking victory within the characteristic race at Silverstone as he appears to forge his personal path in motorsport.

Away from his F3 working, he additionally took the Components Regional Asian Championship title final season, beating competitors together with the likes of Crimson Bull junior Isack Hadjar to take that specific crown.

Dino Beganovic

Dino Beganovic was additionally in the identical Components Regional Asian Championship discipline as Leclerc final season, coming dwelling fifth alongside a sterling marketing campaign within the Components Regional European Championship, which noticed the 18-year-old Swede take 4 victories (and 5 extra P2 finishes) on his technique to the title.

Beganovic began his profession with a number of nationwide titles in karting in Sweden, earlier than making the step as much as automobiles within the Italian and ADAC Components 4 collection in 2020, ending third within the Italian championship that yr.

He’ll make the step as much as the Components 1 help schedule this yr with a deliberate drive with Prema in Components 3, after a dominant FREC marketing campaign final season which noticed him take title glory by 40 factors.

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Rafael Camara

The Ferrari-Prema partnership will proceed with Rafael Camara behind the wheel, because the 17-year-old will transfer into Components Regional this yr.

Camara made his single-seater debut final yr in Components 4 and impressed Ferrari with six wins throughout the classes within the German, UAE and Italian F4 Championships, incomes him a promotion up a class this yr.

Maya Weug

Becoming a member of Camara in Components Regional might be Maya Weug, the primary feminine driver to have been signed by the Ferrari Driver Academy when she joined the programme in 2021.

The 18-year-old competed for the Iron Dames as she completed 14th within the Italian Components 4 standings final season, with a season-high end of P6 at Imola early within the yr, and can take the step as much as Components Regional to race for KIC Motorsport in 2023.

Aurelia Nobels

Certainly one of two new recruits to the Ferrari Driver Academy this yr, Brazilian driver Aurelia Nobels was the winner of the 2022 FIA Women on Observe Rising Stars programme.

She competed sporadically throughout completely different Components 4 collection final season, however the 16-year-old might be positioned into the famously aggressive Italian Components 4 collection this yr as her single-seater profession takes form.

Tuukka Taponen

The opposite new driver to don Ferrari colors this season, younger Finnish driver Tuukka Taponen might be racing alongside Nobels in Italian Components 4 this yr.

Additionally 16, Taponen comes into the Ferrari Driver Academy having been put beneath ‘particular remark’ by the Scuderia in 2022, after reaching their Scouting World Finals in 2021 however not fairly making the grade final time round.

He has already been on observe this yr within the Components 4 UAE Championship, taking two second-place finishes in three races earlier than he turns his focus to Italy for the majority of the season.

James Wharton

James Wharton appeared with Taponen within the Components 4 UAE race earlier this month, and the 16-year-old Australian is making ready for his second season in F4 automobiles after making the step up from karting final season.

He took 4 race victories in 2022, and can proceed his growth in F4 automobiles with Prema this yr as he positive aspects single-seater expertise.

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