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All 10 F1 groups to assist the all-female F1 Academy beginning in 2024


Method 1 debuted the F1 Academy for the 2023 season, an all-female sequence. Consisting of 5 groups with three drivers every, the purpose of the F1 Academy is to “develop and put together younger feminine drivers to progress to greater ranges of competitors.”

The F1 Academy introduced a seven-race schedule for the 2023 season, with the ultimate race of the season slated for Austin the weekend of F1’s United States Grand Prix. However the brand new sequence obtained an enormous increase on Wednesday, with the announcement that the 2024 season could have the assist of all ten present F1 groups.

As outlined within the announcement, the sequence at the moment has 5 groups competing: ART Grand Prix, Campos Racing, MP Motorsport, PREMA Racing and Rodin Carlin. Every crew has three automobiles within the sequence, together with three drivers.

Beginning subsequent season, ten of these drivers can be nominated by the ten F1 groups, and the drivers will then compete within the livery of the respective F1 crew.

Susie Wolff, the Managing Director of F1 Academy, praised the choice within the announcement.

“At the start, I need to thank the Method 1 groups for his or her assist and imaginative and prescient as we embark on this journey collectively,” stated Wolff. “This landmark second not solely demonstrates the depth of assist for F1 Academy from throughout the F1 group however will encourage a complete era of younger women to understand the alternatives each on and off monitor in motorsport.”

“As we be a part of the F1 calendar for subsequent 12 months and host F1 Academy Uncover Your Drive occasions within the lead as much as our races, I’m assured that we’ll have a optimistic impression throughout our sport in the long run,” added Wolff.

“We created F1 Academy to result in actual and lasting change to make sure younger feminine expertise have the appropriate system in place to comply with and obtain their desires,” stated Stefano Domenicali, the President and CEO of Method 1. “At present is an important second because it reveals the impression the mission is having and the assist it’s receiving from throughout the F1 group. Susie, the groups, and everybody concerned are working tirelessly to make sure we go from energy to energy and proceed to ship on the necessary goal we’ve set out collectively.

Moreover, the schedule for F1 Academy subsequent season will straight align with the F1 calendar, that means F1 Academy races will be a part of Method 2 and Method 3 as a part of the assist races on a given grand prix weekend.

“In 2024 the F1 Academy will be a part of our race calendar, elevating the attention and profile of the sequence globally and to have the F1 liveries on the grid can be one thing very particular,” added Domenicali.

Based on the announcement, particulars of the drivers and liveries can be confirmed at a later time by the F1 groups. The 5 drivers who will not be nominated by F1 groups “can be supported by different companions.”

The following race on the 2023 F1 Academy schedule is slated for this weekend, at Circuit Paul Ricard in France.

Maybe the subsequent precedence of enterprise for F1 Academy? Extra tv protection of the races. At the moment solely spotlight packages can be found every F1 Academy race weekend, however increasing to stay protection can be an enormous subsequent step for the sequence.

Hopefully that’s within the works.

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