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.
Before Race 1, there are two Free Practice sessions of 40 minutes and two Qualifying sessions of 15 minutes.
Race 1 will consist of 30 minutes + 1 lap.
Race 2 will consist of 20 minutes + 1 lap, whilst Race 3 will consist of 30 minutes + 1 lap.
FREE PRACTICES 40 minutes each
QUALIFYING SESSIONS 15 minutes each
RACE 1 30 minutes + 1 Lap
RACE 2 20 minutes + 1 Lap
RACE 3 30 minutes + 1 Lap
A schedule will be issued in the lead-up to every round to determine timings of each session.
The driver securing pole position in the first Qualifying session will start Race 1 from P1.
The driver securing pole position in the second Qualifying session will start Race 3 from P1.
The first eight finishers in the first Qualifying session will start Race 2 in reverse order, cars finishing in 9th position and downwards will start in their position.
By way of illustration:
|Qualifying 1 - Driver Position||Race 2 - Driver Starting Position|
The drivers who take pole position for Races 1 and 3 following the final classification of the Qualifying sessions will be awarded with two points.
For Races 1 and 3, the top 10 classified drivers will be awarded 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 points respectively.
For the Race 2, the top 8 finishers will score 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points respectively.
In each race, one point will be awarded to the driver who achieves the fastest 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.