The future meets the past

Young drivers from the Ferrari Driver Academy visit the Maranello Museum

It is a little strange to see them in their red uniforms, somewhat intimidated as they stand beside the great names that have made automotive history at the wheel of a Ferrari.


Perhaps their day will come as well, and they may well all look back on this trip as a highlight of their past and development as drivers.


Antonio Fuoco, Charles Leclerc, Guan Yu Zhou and Giuliano Alesi, four talented individuals enrolled in the Ferrari Driver Academy, spent a morning visiting various parts of the plant, including Machining, Vehicle Assembly and F1 Clienti, before ending their trip with a visit to the Museo Ferrari, currently hosting the Ferraristi Per Sempre exhibit.

Antonio Fuoco was a development driver for Scuderia Ferrari in 2015

Charles Leclerc races in GP3 for the ART Grand Prix team as well as being a development driver for Scuderia Ferrari

As they enjoyed images of Ferrari’s past, the four drivers relived the stories of several extraordinary feats: from Tazio Nuvolari to Jody Scheckter, from Mike Hawthorne to Michael Schumacher, from John Surtees to Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel, and the champions who made history racing with full-bodied cars at Le Mans, Daytona, in the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio.

Guan Yu Zhou made his debut this year in the European Formula 3 Championship

Giuliano Alesi, son of Jean Alesi, joined the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2016

After this wonderfully inspiring experience, Fuoco, Leclerc, Yu Zhou and Alesi shared their thoughts and dreams for the future in a video of their own.