Components 1 declares groups for F1 Academy: All-female racing sequence for youthful drivers set for 2023 debut


The brand new F1 Academy sequence will see youthful feminine drivers run in the identical chassis as Components 4 (above)

ART, Campos, Carlin, MP motorsport and Prema have all been introduced as groups for the F1 Academy – an all-female driver championship.

The 5 groups all have spectacular pedigrees in a number of junior classes.

Final season, ART Grand Prix took Victor Martins to the Components 3 crown, Prema Racing grew to become F3 Workforce Champions, MP Motorsport secured each Driver and Groups Championships in Components 2, Carlin completed second within the F2 Groups’ Championship with Logan Sargeant and and Campos Racing reigned supreme in Spanish F4 in 2022.

The sequence will begin in 2023 and F1 say it will likely be an ‘additional route’ up the motorsport pyramid for younger girls alongside W Sequence, the equally all-female championship that’s aiming to return for a fourth season subsequent 12 months regardless of having its 2022 marketing campaign shortened amid monetary difficulties.

It’s hoped the F1 Academy will rapidly see a girl progress into Components 3, and assist Components 2 and Components 1 alternatives sooner or later.

The final feminine to race in F1 was Lella Lombardi again in 1976.

Stefano Domenicali talks of Formula 1's own all-female driver category, the F1 Academy, which the sport hopes will eventually lead to a woman racer on the grid.

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Stefano Domenicali talks of Components 1’s personal all-female driver class, the F1 Academy, which the game hopes will ultimately result in a girl racer on the grid.

Stefano Domenicali talks of Components 1’s personal all-female driver class, the F1 Academy, which the game hopes will ultimately result in a girl racer on the grid.

The motive force line-up and calendar can be introduced within the subsequent few months.

The F1 Academy will characteristic 5 groups, run by present F2 and F3 groups, with three vehicles every to make up a 15-car grid. The inaugural season could have 21 races, with seven three-race occasions, and is more likely to embody at the least F1 race weekend.

Like W Sequence, all drivers will compete in the identical Components 4 chassis.

F1 say they are going to be offering funding of €150,000 (£130,000) for every automobile, which is able to must be matched by drivers to enter. They are saying that may be a ‘fraction of the standard prices to enter comparable sequence’, and the remainder of the funds can be supplied by the groups.

Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Components 1, stated: “It’s thrilling to have the ability to announce the 5 groups that can be racing within the F1 Academy for subsequent 12 months and who can be offering this implausible alternative to the younger and gifted girls to start their journey into aggressive motorsport. We consider it is necessary that everybody has the possibility to comply with their ambitions and get the assist and steerage wanted to progress and excel.

“The F1 Academy is a crucial a part of our plan to extend variety and illustration in motorsport and we’re trying ahead to the primary season in 2023 and keep tuned for extra information on this space.”

Jamie Chadwick hopeful W Sequence and F1 Academy can ‘co-exist’

Could former W Series and IndyCar's Jamie Chadwick be the first female since the 1970s to compete in Formula One?

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Might former W Sequence and IndyCar’s Jamie Chadwick be the primary feminine because the Seventies to compete in Components One?

Might former W Sequence and IndyCar’s Jamie Chadwick be the primary feminine because the Seventies to compete in Components One?

Three-time champion Jamie Chadwick says she hopes the W Sequence “can survive and proceed” alongside Components 1’s newly-announced class for ladies.

“It (W Sequence) has been a life-changing alternative for me over the previous few years and for the opposite ladies as properly and everybody else concerned within the sequence,” Chadwick instructed Sky Sports activities Information.

“It’s confirmed to be a really optimistic platform in offering these probabilities for us all to go racing. I actually hope it may well survive and proceed on subsequent 12 months.”

Chadwick, who won’t compete in both of the all-female classes subsequent 12 months after signing a deal to make her American racing sequence debut in Indy NXT, is hopeful W Sequence and F1 academy can each thrive.

“From my facet, I feel something we will to do to encourage extra ladies into the game is vital,” she stated. “I feel the truth that F1 have created a brand new alternative for drivers to be doing that’s implausible.

“I’d like to see that alongside W Sequence as properly, and we will see increasingly younger ladies become involved within the sport on account of it.”





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