The Ferrari Driver Academy has revealed the four drivers who are taking part in its first 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.
ACI Sport nominated Italians Francesco Marenghi and Giacomo Pedrini for the camp, while Polish youngsters Maciej Gladysz and Jan Przyrowski were also selected to participate by the FDA on the advice of kart manufacturer Tony Kart.
The camp began today in Maranello, with sessions focusing on “physical training, lessons on the theory of motorsport and how to manage stress”. There was then a track walk of Fiorano and a Formula 4 simulator session before an F4 test tomorrow. 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.
Pedrini is the most experienced of the four in single-seater terms, having done eight F4 tests this year. Marenghi won the Italian title on X30 Junior karts in 2021, and started testing in F4 last year. Currently he is sixth in the IAME Series Italy standings and came 12th in the WSK Open Series for X30 Senior karts.
Former Sauber junior Gladysz won the junior-level FIA Karting Academy Trophy in 2021, and in 2022 won the Champions of the Future Winter Series and came fourth in the CIK-FIA World championship for OK-Junior karts. This year he has done F4 testing while continuing his rivalry with Przyrowski who beat him to the 2022 WSK Euro Series title.
Earlier this year Przyrowski and Gladysz came 15th and 24th respectively in the WSK Super Master Series for OK karts, and last weekened Przyrowski came 13th in the CIK-FIA European championship and Gladysz came 20th.