This Friday, the young Maya Weug made history as she became the very first woman to join the prestigious Ferrari Driver Academy.
Weug outperformed the other girls in the evaluation camp that took place last week at the Scuderia headquarters in Maranello, which was the last stop of the FIA Girls on Track-Rising Stars program, an initiative implemented place by the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, in collaboration with the FDA and which aims to promote women in motorsport and to accompany the most talented young girls aged 12 to 16 on the path to a professional racing career.
Maya Weug will therefore be back in Maranello in a few days to return to the FDA, while the young girl will participate this year in a busy training program, which includes participation in one of the F4 championships certified by the FIA.
Scuderia Ferrari director Mattia Binotto did not fail to greet this key moment in the history of the FDA and Ferrari.
” This is a key moment in the history of Scuderia Ferrari and its academy, the FDA, created to shape the drivers of the future of our Formula 1 team. “ Mattia Binotto said.
” Now, thanks to the partnership with the FIA within the framework of the “Girls on Track-Rising Stars” program, for the first time, a female driver will join the Ferrari Driver Academy.”
” Her name is Maya Weug and during this year she will progress with us and also compete in one of the FIA Certified F4 Championships, the category considered to be the first single-seater stage on the Formula 1 road.”
” Maya’s arrival is a clear indication of the Scuderia’s commitment to making motorsport increasingly inclusive, as per the hashtag endorsed by the entire Formula 1 community, #weraceasone.”
” This project is therefore a new element to mark the beginning of the year of the FDA, which is proving to be a great success: five of its 19 students went to Formula 1 and four of them, 20% of all the grid, are this season at the highest level of motorsport. “