Rules and Regulations

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F1 ACADEMY is a one-make racing series consisting of 15 identical cars. All drivers must be women and 25 years of age or younger, and 16 years of age or older when entering their first race event of the season.

Additionally, all drivers may only compete in two seasons of the series.


Before Race 1, there will be up to two Free Practice sessions of 40 minutes each and one Qualifying session of 30 minutes.

Races 1 and 2 will consist of 30 minutes each.


  • FREE PRACTICES 40 minutes each


  • RACE 1 30 minutes

  • RACE 2 30 minutes

A schedule will be issued in the lead-up to every round to determine timings of each session.


In Qualifying, each driver’s fastest lap will set the grid for Race 1.

The drivers' second fastest laps will set the order for Race 2.


The drivers who take pole position for Races 1 and 2 following the final classification of the Qualifying sessions will be awarded with two points.

For both races, the top 10 classified drivers will be awarded 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 points respectively.

In each race, one point will be awarded to the driver who achieves the fastest valid lap time, providing she was in the top 10 positions of the final race classification. No point will be awarded to the driver who achieved the fastest lap but is not within the top 10 classified drivers in the final classification, or if the leader has completed less than 50% of the scheduled race distance.


The sporting regulations state that each driver will be allocated three and a half sets of dry-weather tyres (one of these may be carried over from the previous test or event where applicable) and two sets of wet-weather tyres per event.


All drivers participating in F1 Academy must hold a Grade B, C or D International FIA Licence.


From the 2024 season, Wild Card entries have been introduced at select races across the calendar. Working with race promoters, F1 ACADEMY will identify talented young women from the host region and offer them Wild Card entry for a specific weekend.

At races where there is a Wild Card entry, reigning Team Champions, PREMA Racing, will operate the Wild Card car in addition to their three entries, and offer support and training to the selected driver. Wild Card entrants will be eligible to score points in the Drivers’ Standings.


The top five classified drivers in the 2024 Drivers’ Standings will get FIA Super Licence Points. The winner of the 2024 season will receive 10 Super Licence points, while the drivers in second and third place will collect seven and five points respectively. Three points will be awarded to the driver who classifies fourth, and the fifth placed driver will receive one point.