The program Girls On Track launched by Scuderia Ferrari aimed to select a female driver who could join the Ferrari Driver Academy and be offered the opportunity to participate in a full season in F4.
After two days on the Maranello track last week, the experts of the Ferrari Driver Academy have made their choice among the four contenders: Julia Ayoub, 15, Antonella Bassani, 14, French Doriane Pin and Maya Weug, both 16 years old.
It was ultimately the young Dutch Maya Weug who was chosen. The young girl, born in Spain to a Belgian mother and a Dutch father will therefore be the first woman to join the Ferrari Driver Academy.
“I will never forget this day! I am very happy to be the first female driver to join the Ferrari Driver Academy. “ Weug said.
“Winning the final stage of the FIA program, Girls on Track Rising Stars, makes me realize that I was right to pursue my dream of becoming a racing driver. “
“I will give everything to show the people who believed in me that I deserve to wear the Ferrari Driver Academy suit and I can’t wait to come to Maranello to start preparing for my first single-seater season. ” continues the young Batavian.
The FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, created to promote the place of women in motorsport, has successfully partnered with Ferrari to bring out new female talents.
FIA President Jean Todt is proud of this achievement: “ The FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars program is key to our commitment to supporting gender diversity in our sport. “
“I would like to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy and all of our partners who have joined us in embracing such an innovative and positive initiative. ” said the French.