Ferrari accepts woman in academy
Ferrari is looking for a woman for Formula 1. Maya Weug will be promoted as a junior in 2021 by the most successful F1 team in history.
Weug successful kart driver
Ferrari sports director Laurent Mekies says: “Diversity is important to us, and we are convinced that even more women would be interested in motorsport if more women compete in races. We want to contribute to this. The long-term goal is of course to bring a woman back into Formula 1. “
Maya Weug will be promoted by Ferrari as a junior in 2021
Maya Weug is the right person for this in Ferrari’s eyes. She is the daughter of a Belgian mother and a Dutch father whose enthusiasm for karting has spread to her daughter. She lives in Spain and drove in the kart series with a Spanish license.
The 16-year-old delivered more than remarkable results: She came 17th out of 128 participants in the 2020 European Championship. In the WSK Euro Series she was twelfth among 63 pilots.
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There should be a new elimination procedure in 2021. The winner will be the second woman to join the junior squad in 2022.
Two women so far in Formula 1
Three other women tried to qualify in vain: Divina Galica, Desiré Wilson (who won a race with a Wolf-Ford Cosworth F1 racing car in the British Formula 1 championship in 1980) and Giovanna Amati in 1992 as the last one so far.