F1 to launch all-female race collection in 2023
Method 1 final week introduced plans for the brand new F1 Academy, an all-female race collection that is set to launch in 2023 and function a driver growth program for younger feminine racers.
Aimed toward drivers at present in go-karting or different junior classes, the collection goals to encourage extra feminine drivers to enter larger echelons of motorsports by offering them with the identical expertise male drivers expertise from an early age.
For the inaugural season, there might be 15 drivers unfold over 5 groups to be run by present Method 2 and Method 3 groups. There might be seven rounds with three races every, plus apply periods. A calendar might be introduced at a later date.
F1 Academy goals to be an entry-level collection designed to organize a large spectrum of drivers for larger ranges of competitors, such because the all-female W Sequence launched in 2019, in addition to F3, F2, and probably F1. Because of this, driver budgets might be capped at 150,000 euros (roughly $153,950), which is a fraction of the everyday prices for comparable competitors, in response to the collection’ organizers.
The vehicles might be widespread, on this case the T421 formula-style chassis from Tatuus, an Italian race automotive constructor that additionally equipped chassis for the W Sequence. The vehicles will run turbocharged engines sourced from Italy’s Autotecnica, which might be rated at 165 hp, and they’re going to use tires equipped by Pirelli, the identical provider to F1.
“Everybody ought to have the chance to comply with their desires and obtain their potential and Method 1 desires to make sure we’re doing all the things we are able to to create larger variety and routes into this unbelievable sport,” Stefano Domenicali, F1’s president and CEO, mentioned in a press release.