F1 Academy: Formula 1 launches all-female championship

Formula 1 has launched an all-female series aimed at helping women drivers progress through the motorsport ranks. F1 president Stefano Domenicali said the series gives female drivers “the best chance to fulfil their ambitions”. The series will use the same cars as currently compete in Formula 4, an entry-level series for drivers taking their first steps in car racing. The F1 statement said that the series was planned as “an extra route for the next generation of young female drivers”. “I would also like to think it would work alongside W Series. She said that there did need to be “more [opportunities] at grass-roots level”.

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