The Ferrari Driver Academy is the Scuderia Ferrari’s junior programme designed to carry drivers up through the ranks to the Formula 1 team. They also provide training sessions every few months where coaches train up the drivers in the academy.

The idea of a driver academy started with Felipe Massa after Ferrari followed him, where he was then loaned out to Sauber in Formula 1. He was still under contract with Ferrari but was driving for Sauber. From then, they had 23 different drivers part of the academy, where some have been moved up the ranks.

Some famous people that have come up through the Ferrari programme to Formula 1 are:
– Charles Leclerc
– Jules Bianchi
– Sergio Pérez

Mick Schumacher in Bahrain Testing 2019

The current drivers in the academy are:

DriverJoined In…Current Series
Giuliano Alesi2016Formula 2
Marcus Armstrong2017Formula 2
Enzo Fittipaldi2017Formula 3
Callum Ilott2017Formula 2
Robert Shwartzman2017Formula 2
Gianluca Petecof2017Formula Regional European
Mick Schumacher2019Formula 2
Arthur Leclerc2020Formula Regional European
Dino Beganovic2020Formula 4

The previous drivers that were in the academy were:

Jules Bianchi2009-2014
Mirko Bortolotti2010
Daniel Zampieri2010
Sergio Pérez2010-2012
Brandon Maisano2010-2012
Lance Stroll2010-2015
Raffaele Marciello2010-2015
Antonio Fuoco2013-2018
Guanyu Zhou2014-2018
Charles Leclerc2016-2017
Sebastian Montoya2018