Maranello, 30 October –A fifteen year old is no longer a kid, especially in the world of motor sport. In fact, that’s the age at which one can get a license to race a real car, not just a kart and that’s the milestone that Lance Stroll reached yesterday. He is the youngest of the four students at the Ferrari Driver Academy, having arrived at the Maranello school in 2010, on the strength of his achievements over the previous two years in the Rotax Mini Max championship, the Montreal Cup and the Quebec Cup.
That year, the very young Canadian won four titles, including the Florida Winter Tour the Canadian Kart Championship and the Quebec Cup. As from 2011, Lance has been racing in Europe, having moved there with his family, driving for the Dino Chiesa team in the KF3 and KF categories in which he is always the youngest driver on track. Among his biggest successes have been a win in the Las Vegas Trophy, a fourth place in the WSK Master and a fifth in the CIK-FIA World Championship.
In 2013, he is still with Chiesa Corse in the KF Category of the CIK and WSK championships. He currently lies fifth in the series, still right in the fight for the World title, which will be decided in Bahrain on 23 November. In the meantime, Lance has begun to test open-wheeled cars in preparation for his racing debut next season.