The motorsport world was set ablaze with excitement. Competing against 15 F1 academy drivers, Marta García came from behind and clinched the title for the F1 Academy series in 2023.
Her victory is a testament to her exceptional skills on the track. It also marks a significant milestone in the world of Formula 1 racing.
What is the F1 Academy?
The F1 Academy is the official platform dedicated to nurturing and showcasing emerging talents in motorsports. It serves as a pivotal stage for budding racers, offering them the opportunity to
- Demonstrate their capabilities.
- Receive professional training.
- Compete at an elite level.
The ultimate purpose is to give talented up and coming drivers the opportunity to enter Formula 1 racing.
One of its notable achievements is the promotion of female drivers, as evidenced by the recent success of Marta García.
By providing a stage for budding racers, the F1 Academy offers them the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities.
It also enables them to receive professional training and compete at an elite level. This initiative paves the way for a potential future in Formula 1 racing for these drivers. It also challenges the traditional norms of a male-dominated sport.
Marta García’s victory as the inaugural F1 Academy champion is a testament to the Academy’s commitment to diversifying the world of Formula 1 racing.
Who are the 2023 F1 Academy Drivers?
The drivers for the 2023 F1 Academy season are listed below:
|Campos Racing||Nerea Marti||Spanish||21|
|Campos Racing||Lola Lovinfosse||French||18|
|Campos Racing||Maite Caceres||Uruguayan||19|
|MP Motorsport||Hamda Al Qubaisi||UAE||21|
|MP Motorsport||Emely de Heus||Dutch||18|
|MP Motorsport||Amna Al Qubaisi||UAE||17|
|ART Grand Prix||Lena Buhler||Swiss||26|
|ART Grand Prix||Carrie Schreiner||German||25|
|ART Grand Prix||Chloe Grant||Scottish||17|
|Rodin Carlin||Abbi Pulling||British||20|
|Rodin Carlin||Jessica Edgar||British||18|
|Rodin Carlin||Megan Gilkes||Canadian||23|
|PREMA Racing||Chloe Chong||British-Canadian||16|
|PREMA Racing||Marta Garcia||Spanish||23|
|PREMA Racing||Bianca Bustamante||Filipina||16|
What was the 2023 season finishing order for the drivers?
The 2023 F1 Academy season witnessed intense competition among the drivers. The top drivers based on the standings are:
- M. García with 278 points
- L. Bühler with 222 points
- H. Al Qubaisi with 207 points
- N. Martí with 181 points
- A. Pulling with 177 points
Marta García’s exceptional performance throughout the season ensured her top position, with notable victories in various rounds.
The Final Results are listed below
|28-29 Apr||05-07 May||19-21 May||23-25 Jun||07-09 Jul||29-30 Jul||20-22 Oct|
|H. Al Qubaisi||4||7||4||0||0||5||10|
|A. Al Qubaisi||11||5||11||0||2||6||0|
|E. De Heus||3||0||1||4||0||0||0|
What benefit/prize does Marta García get for winning the 2023 F1 academy
Garcia had an outstanding 2023 season at the F1 Academy series. Her prize if a fully funded seat in the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine (FRECA) for the 2024 season.
This prize signifies a monumental step in her motorsport journey. It allows her to compete at an even higher echelon and further solidify her mark in the racing domain.
What is Suzy Wolfe’s Role Maturing in the F1 Academy Drivers?
Susie Wolff (Toto Wolff’s wife) is the Managing Director of the F1 Academy. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing Formula 1’s all-new female driver series.
The aim of this initiative is to spearhead the development of female motorsport talent. It hopes to also create a successful pathway for them to progress to higher categories within the F1 pyramid. Susie Wolff brings a wealth of experience to this position. She previously served as the Team Principal for the Venturi Formula E team.
The F1 Academy was launched with the intention of featuring five teams, 15 drivers, and 21 races at various F1 tracks. The series is set to commence in Austria.
Will there ever be a Female F1 driver?
Marta García’s triumph in the F1 Academy series reignites the conversation about the potential of female drivers in Formula 1. While there have been female drivers in the past, their presence has been sporadic.
However, with talents like García making waves and the increasing emphasis on inclusivity in sports, the future looks promising. It is conceivable that we might soon witness female drivers competing regularly in the pinnacle of motorsport, challenging and breaking traditional norms.
Read about some of the 2023 F1 Academy Drivers
- Bianca Bustamante – Future F1 Driver? (f1worldwide.com)
- Is Jamie Chadwick going to be the first female F1 driver (f1worldwide.com)
- Luna Fluxá: the First Female Driver in the Mercedes Junior Program (f1worldwide.com)
- Chloe Grant Scottish Racing Sensation (f1worldwide.com)
- Aurélia Nobels: A Future F1 Great? (f1worldwide.com)
- Will Abbi Pulling Be The First Female F1 Driver? (f1worldwide.com)
- Léna Bühler: The Rising Star Of The 2023 F1 Academy (f1worldwide.com)
- Hamda Al Qubaisi – The Rising Star of F1 Academy (f1worldwide.com)
- Marta Garcia – Her Thrilling Motor Sport Journey (f1worldwide.com)