With Australia having a relatively good record in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic Motorsport Australia President Andrew Papadopoulos' home park is set to become home to the Asia Pacific/Oceania zone of Scuderia Ferrari’s global driver development program.
Fans want racing gain and Papadopoulos told Auto Action that the agreement with an icon means, “our up-and-coming open wheel drivers will now have an even better opportunity to be part of the Formula 1 system at an early age.”
It will happen at the Motorsport Australia Centre of Excellence which is due to be completed as Sydney Motorsport Park in the coming months.
“This partnership with Ferrari Driver Academy is a historic moment for Motorsport Australia and certainly a significant boost to the development opportunities that exist here in Australia,” he said.
“Ferrari has a proud and wonderful history in motorsport and are arguably the team most young drivers aspire to be a part of. We are delighted to be partnering with FDA and look forward to developing a strong relationship between our two organizations,” he said, adding Australian drivers have shown they can compete with the best.