Fittipaldi joins Ferrari Driver Academy

Date published: December 24 2016

Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of two-time F1 World Champion Emerson, and Marcus Armstrong have been added to the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA).

The pair were selected after an evaluation test at Fiorano in November, and join Charles Leclerc, Antonio Fuoco, Giuliano Alesi, and Guan Yu Zhou in the FDA programme.

The 15-year-old Fittipaldi arrives at the academy having spent most of 2016 racing in the Ginetta Junior Championship in the United Kingdom.

Armstrong has spent the past two years in European karting in the classes of KF and KZ. The 16-year-old made his single-seater debut in 2016 when he contested one round of each of the Formula Renault Northern European Cup, Formula Renault Eurocup and the BRDC British Formula 3 Autumn Trophy.