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Ferrari chooses drivers for its second scouting camp of 2023

by Ida Wood

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The Ferrari Driver Academy has revealed the four drivers who are taking part in its second scouting camp of 2023.

The camp is organised in conjuction with Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI), the Italian automobile federation, and they have now been run for several years. It got underway at Ferrari’s Maranello headquarters today, and includes sessions driving Formula 4 cars on Ferrari’s Fiorano test track.

Making his second appearances at an FDA camp is Tomass Stolcermanis, while Dutchman Rene Lammers and Italians Emanuele Olivieri and Mattia Colnaghi are first-time attendees.

Lammers – the 15-year-old son of former Formula 1 racer Jan – is this year’s CIK-FIA European champion on OK karts. His 16-year-old opponent Stolcermanis came fourth in the standings, while in the WSK Super Master Series they finished third and fifth respectively and in the Champions of the Future series Stolcermanis was sixth and Lammers was 11th.

Stolcermanis currently leads the WSK Euro Series, which Lammers is sixth in, and he also came third in this year’s WSK Champions Cup and seventh in the FIA World Cup for KZ2 shifter karts.

The 15-year-old Olivieri started his rookie year on OK karts by finishing fifth in the Lonato Winter Cup and eighth in the WSK Champions Cup. He followed that up with 13th in WSK SMS, 15th in CotF and 34th in the European championship.

Colnaghi, also 15, stepped up to OK karts at the end of last year and came 32nd in the WSK Final Cup. In 2023 he has had mixed form, with 15th in the European championship the standout having failed to score in WSK SMS and placing 42nd in CotF.

At the end of the camp on Friday, the quartet will be assessed on their merits for if they deserve a spot in the annual FDA Scouting World Finals.