Posted on June 14, 2012

The head of the Ferrari Driver Academy, former Ferrari F1 engineer Luca Baldisserri, has put out an interesting status report on the young drivers in his programme. The lead focus is on Sergio Perez, who got a podium in Montreal at the weekend for Sauber. But Baldisserri makes an interesting comment on the Mexican, which clearly shows how closely he is being monitored by the Scuderia, who regard him as one of their own, but at the same time is designed to shoot down speculation that they are soon to make a move on Perez. Instead it shows that they More…

Posted on September 20, 2011

After 80 years in the motor sport business and statistically the most successful team in Formula One history, it is no surprise that Ferrari are experts in spotting talent for the future. The signing of a young Gilles Villeneuve towards the end of the 1977 season showed Ferrari’s prowess for spotting raw talent. Villeneuve had only driven in 3 Grand Prix for McLaren before Ferrari noticed his potential and immediately put him in their car for the last 2 rounds of the 1977 season. He was to stay in this seat until his untimely death at the Belgian Grand Prix More…

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