Preparing to embark on her maiden F1 ACADEMY season, Tina Hausmann recognises that putting together a successful campaign this year won’t only be measured in results. Instead, the Swiss driver says that growth is the name of the game in 2024.

Hausmann steps on to the grid off the back of her first year in single seaters, which saw her claim a podium on debut in the Formula Winter Series and victory in Italian F4 and Euro 4’s female categories. Driving for Aston Martin operated by PREMA Racing, she explained that she’s approaching the year as an opportunity for progress, but her hunger for success is as strong as ever.

“I feel great!” she said. “I'm really excited for this season. There's a lot to learn and it's my learning season, so I want to learn as much as I can and hopefully, we'll get some podiums and wins.

“My goals and expectations for myself are to work really hard, to learn as much as I can, to suck everything in and understand as much as I can, which will help me for my next season.”

Kitted out in Aston Martin’s striking green overalls and livery, Hausmann immensely values the backing and support behind her. Additionally, the 17-year-old said she’s benefiting from the mentorship of Jessica Hawkins, the team’s Head of Racing for F1 ACADEMY, who she’s been working closely with to help her adapt for the year ahead.

“It means so much to me and I’m really, really proud of that,” remarked Hausmann. “We can reach some great stuff together and I cannot wait for further growth with them.”

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“Jessica helps me a lot on how to approach this year and how to work on the days. It’s going well so far and I’m really happy to have her on my side. We work really well together, so it’s good to have her.”

Ramping up her training ahead of the opening round in Jeddah, she’s been dedicating her time to both physical and mental preparation, alongside integrating herself within her new team at PREMA.

“The team is highly professional, and everything is super structured, which helps me a lot,” said Hausmann. “It’s really professional and a great team, and I’m happy to work with them,” said Hausmann.

With seven challenging circuits on the calendar, all except Barcelona represent uncharted territory for her. Despite the uphill battle that awaits, Hausmann said she can’t wait to get started and turn her dream into reality by racing around the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

“I really look forward to racing in Singapore because me and my family had a trip to Singapore once,” she explained. “ I saw the racetrack and I was like ‘I want to race there once’ and now I finally do. It’s a difficult one because we cannot test there, so we have to do a lot of sim work and start to prepare as early as we can.”