Ghorpade to test F3 car at Ferrari academy

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Indian racing driver Parth Ghorpade will test a Formula 3 car at the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) in the second week of May as part of his prize for winning the Formula Pilota Asian Championship last year.

The programme at the academy is under the guidance of Ferrari engineer Luca Baldisserri, former Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine and seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher.

Ghorpade was excited at the prospect of heading to the FDA and said: “I am really looking forward to testing the F3 car at the academy. Ferrari is a name that goes hand in hand with motorsport and it is an honour for me to be present at the academy. It will also give me a better understanding of how a big team works and what is required to be successful in racing.”

The 19-year-old, who is currently participating in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Championship, will have a tight month ahead of him as he continues to test and race with BVM Racing. He will head to Italy for a two-day test in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS car before heading to Fiorano to FDA.

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