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What is F1 Academy?

F1 Academy is project from Formula 1 to develop and prepare female drivers to progress to higher levels of competition.

The category is designed to give drivers access to more track time, racing and testing, as well as support with technical, physical, and mental preparations.

It will provide young talent in junior categories with access to the fundamental level of experience needed to progress to Formula 3 and join the Road to F1.

Following on from the inaugural season in 2023, the all-women series’ second campaign will begin in Saudi Arabia on March 7 and finish in Abu Dhabi on December 8.

The calendar has been designed to span three continents – Europe, Asia and North America – and will feature a mix of street circuits and traditional circuits.

2024 F1 Academy Calendar



March 7-9

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

May 3-5

Miami, United States

June 21-23

Barcelona, Spain

August 23-25

Zandvoort, Netherlands

September 20-22

Marina Bay, Singapore

November 29-December 1

Lusail, Qatar

December 6-8

Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

Doriane Pin

Rising racing star Doriane Pin has joined the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Junior Programme for the 2024 season.

Doriane will represent the team in F1 Academy with the support of Prema Racing. She has confirmed herself as one of the foremost female racing drivers in recent years, impressing as rose through the ranks of endurance racing.

The Parisian is a member of the ground-breaking Iron Dames project, the pioneering platform committed to promoting and supporting women in motorsport.

“Being within the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Junior Programme will help me take this step into single-seaters,” Doriane says. “I have high expectations; I want to win the F1 Academy championship and, if we prepare well, I think we can be strong. My dream, as any other racing driver, is to reach F1 and this is a good first step.”