A new global championship aiming to increase female participation and inclusion in national and international karting championships, by breaking down the barriers to entry. To do this, the series will include cost control measures, such as a limit on entry fees and a chassis lottery, to decrease the financial requirements for competitors.
F1 Academy will support three female drivers in each category, who will receive a financial subsidy to help fund their drive, along with F1 Academy-branded kart and race suit for each of the nine drivers.
HOW DOES THE CHAMPIONSHIP WORK?
The series will be comprised of three mixed gender categories, Minis (ages 8-11), Juniors (ages 11-14) and Seniors (ages 14+), will compete in six double-header race weekends, with at least one race taking place outside of Europe.
Additionally, the three top female drivers in the Seniors category will also be invited to an official F1 Academy test at the end of the 2024 season helping develop a pathway for karting talent to progress to F1 Academy.
WHAT ARE ITS GOALS?
Talent identification will be a key focus to help create a pipeline of identified talent amongst young girls aged 8-15, with the goal of entering F1 Academy.
Working closely together with Susie Wolff, Champions of the Future President James Geidel will look to identify up and coming talent within karting and look to capture promising drivers who show the skills and traits needed to progress through the junior levels.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you’d like to find out more or get involved with the Championship, please visit the Champions of the Future Academy website.