Parth Ghorpade heading to Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA)
Parth will test a Formula F3 car at FDA in the second week of May 2013. This experience is being offered to Part as a means to develop young talent in the countryin the field of motorsports. Parth is also five-time National Karting Champion and runners up in inaugural 2010 VW Polo Cup India.
Parth will be guided by Luca Baldisserri, race engineer who has trained the likes of Michael Schumacher, Gerhard Berger and Eddie Irvine. Parth is eagerly awaiting this new phase in his life as he heads to FDA in May where he will be testing the F3 car.
Parth recently participated in Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Championships, where he finished 9th. Parth also races with BVM Racing and looks forward to the second round of ALPS Championships to be held at Imola on May 12, 2013.
Speaking about the challenge ahead, Parth says, “I am really looking forward to testing the F3 car at the Ferrari Driver Academy. Ferrari is a name that goes hand in hand with Motorsport and it is an honor for me to be present at the Academy. The FDA not only helps in training the drivers, but looks at the physical and mental preparation as well. It will also give me a better understanding of how a big team works and what is required to be successful in racing. I met Mr. Luca Baldisserri in Vallelunga and had told him we had trouble fitting in the time for the test and he immediately fixed it for May so a big thank you to him and the entire FDA team and also BVM Racing who introduced me to him. The two day test will be very important to get a better understanding of the car and prepare us for the race in Imola. Imola is a circuit with so much history and one which looks very challenging to drive on. We should be in better shape for Imola so looking forward to racing there.”