ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates –
Formula One is launching a brand new racing series for feminine drivers that can begin subsequent yr.
The series, to be referred to as the F1 Academy, might be sponsored by F1 and is more likely to be a assist series for one weekend of the F1 season.
F1 stated it will contribute funding of 150,000 euros ($156,000) per automotive “and would require the drivers to cowl the identical quantity, which represents a fraction of the same old prices in a comparable series.”
There might be 15 vehicles on the grid for a 21-race season break up throughout seven rounds. The series will intention to recruit “younger expertise presently in go-karting or different junior classes” within the hope they will later graduate to Formula Three as a subsequent step, and ultimately compete in F1.
The announcement comes lower than two months after one other all-female occasion, the W Series, lower its season brief resulting from monetary issues.
The W Series has been free to enter for drivers, not like most developmental series which require younger drivers to deliver their very own monetary backing from household cash, buyers or sponsors.
W Series bumped into monetary hassle this season and cancelled its ultimate three races in Mexico and the United States, to deal with elevating funds for 2023. It has but to publish a schedule for subsequent season.