Starting in 2023, Formula 1 will launch an all-female driver category, the F1 Academy, to develop and prepare young female drivers to progress to higher levels of competition – including W Series, Formula 3, Formula 2 and Formula 1.
The series will consist of five teams run by current F2 and F3 teams, each entering three cars to make up a 15-car grid.
The first season will comprise of seven events with three races each – amounting to a total of 21 races – plus 15 days of official testing.
Formula 1 has announced that Susie Wolff has been appointed as the managing director of the sport's new all-female F1 Academy series.
The F1 Academy will kick off its 2023 season in April with an official test at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona, after which the championship will begin at the end of April in Spielberg, Austria.
Formula 1 has released the calendar and format for its inaugural all-female F1 Academy season, a series that will a total of seven rounds.
Interestingly, each round will feature three races. The weekend format will include two free practice sessions of 40 minutes each, and two 15-minute qualifying sessions.
In 2023 five teams will be compete in F1 Academy and each have known plenty of success up and down the junior formulas.
Founded by newly-appointed Ferrari Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur alongside Nicolas Todt, ART Grand Prix has practically been a mainstay of junior single seater racing since its inception.
The team has helped a plethora of male talent on their way to F1, including Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Charles Leclerc, George Russell and Nyck de Vries.
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