The Mercedes Junior Programme is the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1’s team of selected drivers that are affiliated with the team. They select a bunch of drivers from different series ranging from karting to Formula 2, where some have even made the step up to Formula 1.

Some famous people that have come up through the Mercedes programme to Formula 1 are:
– Esteban Ocon
– George Russell

Esteban Ocon in Paul Ricard Test

The current drivers in the academy are:

DriverJoined in…Current Series
George Russell2017Formula 1
Andrea Antonelli2018Karting
Paul Aron2019Formula Renault Eurocup
Alex Powell2019Karting

The previous drivers that were in the academy were:

Pascal Wehrlein2014-2018
Esteban Ocon2015-2019