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Lance Stroll in the Ferrari karting challenge, Montreal – Click above or below for high-res image gallery
Montreal has some great karting tracks. The French-Canadian metropolis, after all, is a veritable motorsport me… Continue reading
We don’t know about you, but when we were 11 years old, most of us here at Autoblog were dreaming about one day driving a Ferrari. Never in our wildest dreams could never have imagined being signed to a contract with the Scuderia. Not at that age, anyway. But that’s exactly what’s happened for Lance Stroll.
An eleven-year-old racing prodigy from Montreal, Stroll has already been kickin’ butt and taking names in pro karting series at home and around the world. He’s won several karting races and titles, and was named Rookie of the Year and then Driver of the Year by the Fedération Sport Automobile du Quebec. Not bad for a kid who hasn’t even reached his Bar Mitzvah yet.
As part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, Stroll will be joining a rapidly growing roster of older drivers – including several European feeder formula champs – being supported by Maranello in their budding careers. Stroll’s contract was announced in the ramp-up to the Canadian Grand Prix which returns to his home town of Montreal this weekend.
Against the backdrop of aspiring drivers being recruited by Formula One teams at decreasing ages, Ferrari’s program was launched after Felipe Massa was sidelined last season and the team struggled to find a suitable replacement. Massa’s contract, incidentally, was also officially renewed for another couple of seasons, confirming earlier reports. Both announcements can be found after the jump.