F1 Academy All-female Junior Races to Support Seven Grand Prix in 2024

The all-female junior division of Formula 1 will run seven rounds in 2024 alongside F1 Grand Prix weekends.


By Ben Bush
Updated on February 8, 2024

F1 Academy 2024

In the forthcoming 2024 season, the F1 Academy is set to showcase seven captivating rounds, starting in Saudi Arabia on 7 March 2024 and drawing to a close in Abu Dhabi on 8 December 2024.

The rest of the season will feature at Miami, Spain, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Qatar Grand Prix circuits.

This year, the F1 Academy is only scheduled as a supplementary race for the imminent 2023 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

The 2024 race itinerary offers a diverse blend of urban street circuits and classic race tracks.

Serving as a gateway for female talents, the F1 Academy presents a starting point for women racers, typically transitioning from a karting background, a well-known initiation into the world of motorsport.

Each of the 10 F1 teams will nominate a racer for the Academy and showcase their signature livery on a respective vehicle.

Susie Wolff, who helms the F1 Academy as its managing director, had envisioned the series to be a significant part of the Grand Prix right from its inauguration this year.

Sharing her thoughts, she stated:

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.

Adding to the sentiment, F1 chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali commented:

This global platform, combined with the support of all ten 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.

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