Scuderia Ferrari Driver Academy member Maya Weug has been announced as PREMA Racing’s third driver for the 2024 F1 Academy season, with the reigning Drivers’ and Teams’ Champions the first to finalise their roster.

Born in Spain, 19-year-old Weug also holds Belgian and Dutch nationality, and will race under a Dutch licence. After starting off in karting aged seven, she went on to become Vice Champion in the Spanish Championship in 2015, before going on to make her debut in the European Karting Championships two years later.

She became the inaugural winner of the FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars programme and broke new ground, becoming the first female driver to join the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2021. That same year, Weug made her single-seater debut in Italian and German F4, achieving points in her sophomore campaign with a best result of sixth.

Joining the 2023 Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine grid, Weug went on to claim one rookie victory alongside several top 10 finishes.

Weug said: “I’m super excited to get back on track this season! I’m sure it will be a great season working together with such a prestigious team as PREMA in the second year of an interesting category like F1 Academy. It is a great honor to represent Ferrari again this season and I can’t wait to continue the hard work with the Academy and PREMA to prepare the season the best way possible!”

“We deeply respected Maya as a competitor, and we were always impressed by her potential and achievements,” added PREMA Racing Team Principal René Rosin. “We are really delighted to finally get her on board for the second season of F1 Academy, and we think we will do a great job together. Our lineup is really promising, with three outstanding racers and the support of three great Formula 1 teams. We are proud of the trust we received and cannot wait for the season to start."