F1 Academy: All-female racing series to feature exclusively at Formula 1 weekends in 2024

The all-female F1 Academy series is set to begin its inaugural season in April, but only the last of the seven rounds is being held at the F1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas in October; 2024 campaign will see all races held on F1 weekends

Last Updated: 31/03/23 4:45 AM


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Formula One Chairman Stefano Dominici made an exclusive announcement on Sky Sports about the future of the F1 Academy.

Formula One Chairman Stefano Dominici made an exclusive announcement on Sky Sports about the future of the F1 Academy.

The F1 Academy series will be held exclusively at Formula 1 race weekends in 2024, F1 president Stefano Dominici has confirmed.

The all-women’s series is set to begin its inaugural season in April, but only the last of seven rounds is being held at the F1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, in October.

The announcement followed earlier confirmation in March that the category would be headed by Susie Wolff, with the former Williams development driver named Managing Director.

“I can confirm that next year the F1 Academy will be on F1’s racing weekends, certainly not everywhere, but it will be part of the plan to promote the F1 Academy,” Dominici told Sky Sports F1 at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday.

“It’s really something we’re really looking forward to making sure will be the right booster as the season progresses.

Susie Wolff, managing director of the F1 Academy, explains what she hopes to achieve with the new all-female series.

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Susie Wolff, managing director of the F1 Academy, explains what she hopes to achieve with the new all-female series.

Susie Wolff, managing director of the F1 Academy, explains what she hopes to achieve with the new all-female series.

“F1 took the lead on this project to try to do something, invested, believed that by bringing attention to the project, we can really hope as soon as we can have a girl, a woman, in F1.

That’s what I expect and that’s why we are investing a lot.”

The series is for young drivers and will feature five teams – ART, Campos, Carlin, MP Motorsport and Prema – each entering three cars to form a 15-strong grid.

The 15 competing cars will take to the track for the first time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for an official test session on 11-12 April, while the season gets underway in Spielberg, Austria on 28-29 April.

The new series has been created to maximize the opportunity and potential of young women drivers to reach the highest levels in motorsport.

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