Fittipaldi, Armstrong join Ferrari Driver Academy for 2017

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Enzo Fittipaldi and Marcus Armstrong have become the latest racers to enroll in the Ferrari Driver Academy ahead of the 2017 season.

The FDA has helped develop the careers of a number of notable drivers, including the late Jules Bianchi, 2017 Formula 1 rookie Lance Stroll and GP3 champion Charles Leclerc.

Ahead of the 2017 racing season, Ferrari has confirmed the arrival of Fittipaldi and Armstrong following an evaluation of five young drivers at Fiorano last month.

Fittipaldi, 15, is the grandson of two-time F1 world champion, double Indy 500 winner and 1989 CART series victor Emerson Fittipaldi.

Fittipaldi Jr. made his racing debut in the Ginetta Junior series in Britain this year, finishing 18th in the championship.

Armstrong, 16, has focused on karting for much of his junior career, but made a few single-seater appearances through 2016, including a stint in the BRDC British F3 Autumn Trophy, and is set to race in 2017’s Toyota Racing Series.

Fittipaldi and Armstrong join Leclerc, Antonio Fuoco, Guiliano Alesi and Guanyu Zhou in the FDA ranks for 2017.