In the wake of being signed up for the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) Enzo Fittipaldi, grandson of F1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi, has been entered the Italian Formula 4 Championship with the Prema team in 2017.
The 15 year old Fittipaldi, who had an impressive karting career and contested a number of junior single-seaters races last year, was selected for the FDA at Maranello after being assessed after intense simulator work as well as physical and on-track training.
Prema team principal Angelo Rosin said, “The Prema driver roster continues to grow stronger and Fittipaldi is definitely a valuable asset in our Formula 4 package.”
“Enzo is only 15 years old and has relatively little experience in single seaters, but we are sure that, with the help of our staff and of the Ferrari Driver Academy, he will step up very quickly, leaving a strong impression on-track.”
Young Fittipaldi said, “I am very happy and honored to be racing with Prema and to be part of the Ferrari Driver Academy. Being a rookie this year I know I will have a lot to learn, but nonetheless I am really motivated and looking forward to the start of the season.”