F1 Academy rolls out 2024 calendar as it partners with F1

F1 Academy rolls out 2024 calendar as it partners with F1

All-female single-seater championship, F1 Academy, which made its debut this year will have a greater presence as it returns as a support event at seven F1 Grands Prix in 2024.

The F1 Academy series calendar for the upcoming season has been released with five new tracks rolled out for 2024. The series will provide support for the Formula 1 championship in Jeddah, Miami, Singapore, Qatar, and Abu Dhabi.

F1 Academy is also returning to Zandvoort and Barcelona once more, supporting Formula 1.

Young female drivers will be introduced to the top ranks of international single-seater racing in the inaugural championship supported by Formula 1 and overseen by Susie Wolff.

The F1 Academy series was launched earlier this year with five teams participating in the all-female racing series. The teams include ART Grand Prix, Campos Racing, MP Motorsport, PREMA Racing, and Rodin Carlin with each team fielding three drivers.

The drivers will experience a significant shakeup as a result of having to learn five entirely new circuits. An additional novel feature for 2024 is that, unlike this year, F1 Academy will now be an official F1 support series for all of its races, not just the season finale.

“I am delighted to announce our seven-round season for 2024,” said Susie Wolff. “This calendar cements our ambition to become a truly global series, expanding our reach and improving visibility for our mission.

“We want to inspire young girls and women across the globe and show them that there’s a place for them in our sport, and racing alongside F1 will help us achieve this.

“I want to thank all seven promotors for supporting us in our mission and embarking on this journey with us in 2024.”

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Each F1 team will sponsor the F1 Academy in 2024 as each team in the support series will use the driver and livery of their choice.

“It is fantastic to welcome F1 Academy onto seven rounds of the F1 calendar next year,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said.

“This global platform, combined with the support of all 10 F1 teams, will take the series to the next level, providing not only the opportunity for the drivers to develop their skills on F1 tracks, but to inspire young girls around the world to pursue a future in motorsport.

“I want to thank our promoters, our F1 teams, and the wider motorsport community for their support of F1 Academy as we move towards our exciting second season.”

The Formula 4-level championship F1 Academy cars operate on Tatuus T421 chassis, 165hp Autotecnica engines, and Pirelli tyres.

The series, which boasts seven rounds this year with three races at each event, is headed for a season finale in Austin next weekend.

Prema Racing’s Marta Garcia is currently leading the drivers’ standings with a 48-point gap over Lena Buhler with ART Grand Prix going into the Austin finale.

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