Carrie Schreiner will make her return to single-seater racing this season, after ART Grand Prix confirmed the German racer as the second of their three drivers for the inaugural F1 Academy campaign.
Back in 2016, Schreiner competed in both British and German F4 before making the switch over to GT and endurance racing, finishing second in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East Pro class in the following year.
Further sportscar success followed with her claiming titles in the 2018 DMV Gran Turismo Touring Car Cup – Class 1 and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East Pro-Am class. In 2020, she raced as part of the in the ADAC 24 Hours of Nurburgring, achieving third in the SP3T class.
Schreiner went on to win the 24-hour race in the SP8 class the next year, alongside finishing fifth in the sprint Standings of the Italian GT Championship GT3 Pro-Am class.
Reflecting on her move to F1 Academy, Schreiner says she’s looking forward to partnering up with a prestigious and successful team like ART.
“It’s a great honour to be driving for ART Grand Prix. Not many teams have the amount of records they do, or have been champion so many times. I am proud to be joining the list of their drivers and excited about what we can achieve together. I think it’s an important step that F1 has its own championship for women.
“The car is quite similar to an F4 car and I had some experience in this category a few years ago. It will certainly be fun to drive the car with the new aero and with a team like ART. I have the best requirements I need to perform well. I will give everything to achieve the best results and compete for front positions”.
ART Team Principal Sebastien Philippe added: “I’m happy to welcome Carrie into our team, her experience and technical background will be important pillars for building a strong career in the new F1 Academy championship. She has already proven that she can adapt to some very different championships and I have no doubt she will find her feet right from the start of the season."