Ferrari has revealed that it will grant a Formula One test to the top three drivers from the 2008 Italian Formula 3 season.
Along with the governing body of Italian motorsport, the ACI-CSAI, the Scuderia
will welcome the three drivers to Fiorano on 26 November for a day of running focused on evaluating young Italian talent.
Newly crowned champion Mirko Bortolotti will be joined at the test by Edoardo Piscopo and Salvatore Cicatelli, with all three getting the chance to run in the F2008 during a proper working test day where they will work closely with the team's race engineers.
"For every generation, Scuderia Ferrari is a symbol for all those who have a passion for racing," Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said. "Looking to the youngsters and to the future, I hope this initiative can contribute to the development of young drivers and also to the regeneration of motor sport in our country."
President of the ACI-CSAI Gino Macaluso said he was delighted that Ferrari had offered the test and said it would be good experience for the drivers involved.
"One of the stated duties of the Federation is the development of this sport in Italy, and that includes promoting young drivers," he said. "I am grateful to Ferrari and to Luca di Montezemolo for having shown such enthusiasm in offering the great opportunity to three promising hopes of Italian motor sport not only to realise their dream of driving a Ferrari Formula 1 car, but also of experiencing at first hand what it is to work with a team that is the quintessential expression of motor racing at world level."