Ferrari takes on 11-year-old
Ferrari has accepted the youngest ever recruit to its drivers' academy, 11-year-old Canadian Lance Stroll.
Stroll, from Montreal, has twice won the Canadian national karting championship in the Rotax Mini Max category.
Last year, he finished sixth in the World Finals at Lonato in the Mini Roc category and second in the Rotax Micro Max Florida Winter Tour.
In 2008 Stroll was nominated by the Federation Sport Automobile du Quebec as Rookie of the Year in 2008 and Driver of the Year the following year.
Luca Baldisserri, who runs the Ferrari Driving Academy said: "He is very young, but he has already shown in karting that he is exceptionally talented."
Remember Lewis Hamilton's history.....started at age 8, was doing quite well then, and as we would say, he was real bold face and at age 11 or 12 approached McLaren's team boss and say he wanted to race for them.