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Ferrari on the search for female driver

Ferrari is planning to add a woman to its young driver programme, the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA), as it aims to develop the next generation of talent in Formula One.

For years Ferrari has drafted in experienced drivers to race for its Formula One team, but in 2019 it gave an opportunity to Charles Leclerc, who had been a member of the FDA since 2016, to partner four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. On the back of Leclerc's success, the Italian team is looking to increase the size of its young driver programme and will look to include a woman among its ranks for the first time.