Formula 1 To Launch Female ‘Formula Academy’ Series In April
Officials with Formula Academy—the Formula 1-backed all-female driver series—have confirmed five teams will compete during its inaugural season, which opens in Spielberg, Styria, Austria, on April 28–29.
Current F2 and F3 teams (ART Grand Prix, Campos Racing, Carlin, MP Motorsport, and PREMA Racing) will enter three cars each to make up a 15-car grid. The first season will comprise of seven events with three races each—a total of 21 races—plus 15 days of testing.
Drivers will compete in a Tatuus T421 chassis with Autotecnica-supplied turbocharged engines delivering 165 hp to F1 partner Pirelli tires.
Susie Wolff will serve as the managing director of the series, which aims to develop and prepare young female drivers to progress to higher levels of competition. F1 Academy offers access to more track time, racing, and testing—plus the opportunity to work with professional teams that will help them develop the technical, physical, and mental preparation skills needed for elite competition.
For more information, including the 2023 schedule and team driver lineups, visit f1academy.com.