Posted on June 9, 2010

Ferrari has announced this morning that its Driver Academy has taken on an 11 year old kart racer named Lance Stroll. A native of Quebec, his signing evokes memories of Gilles Villenueve, whom Enzo Ferrari hired in 1977 and after whom the circuit in Montreal, which F1 visits this weekend, is named. Stroll becomes the youngest member of the recently formed academy, which is managed by former Ferrari race engineer Luca Baldisserri. The programme also has some promising talent higher up the ladder including French driver Jules Bianchi and Mirko Bortolotti. Stroll’s signing parallels the initiatives McLaren has been running More…

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