Marta Garcia, the primary title winner within the F1 Academy, will race in 2024 with the title-winning Prema crew within the Formulation Regional European Championship by Alpine, which sits between F4 and F3 on the motorsport ladder; Garcia gained seven instances within the inaugural F1 Academy season
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Newly-crowned F1 Academy champion Marta Garcia will race within the Formulation Regional European Championship by Alpine (FRECA) subsequent season in a fully-funded seat as reward for profitable the inaugural all-female sequence.
Garcia, who gained the title final weekend within the USA when F1 Academy featured on the Formulation 1 assist invoice for the primary time, will drive for the title-winning Prema crew in FRECA.
The price of her seat is being collectively funded by F1 Academy, Prema, producer Tatuus and Pirelli, Formulation 1’s tyre provider.
FRECA is a sequence that helps put together drivers for the step between the varied Formulation 4 sequence and Formulation 3, which sits on the F1 junior invoice.
F1 Academy was launched this 12 months for feminine drivers aged between 16-25, with the purpose of supporting their journeys by means of the motorsport ladder.
As a part of F1 Academy’s preliminary settlement for Garcia’s seat, FRECA has additionally agreed to grant its prime groups a season-long fourth entry in the event that they signal a driver who finishes first, second or third within the F1 Academy standings.
“I am so thrilled and excited to be racing in FRECA subsequent 12 months,” stated Garcia, who additionally raced for Prema in F1 Academy.
“Coming from F1 Academy, it should be a giant step. We all know we should work loads with the crew to succeed however I am actually decided to do effectively. I am unable to thank F1 Academy sufficient.
“It’s such a implausible initiative, and it’s the proper technique to do it, attempting to take drivers with the most effective outcomes to the highest degree. What a tremendous alternative, I am trying ahead to it and to the work that we now have forward, inside and out of doors the monitor.”
Susie Wolff, F1 Academy’s managing director, hailed the importance of the settlement and likewise the truth that the sequence has determined to scale back the motive force contributions to race from €150,000 to €100,000 for the 2024 season
“F1 Academy is all about development and creating extra alternatives for younger ladies throughout motorsport, so to supply a fully-funded seat in FRECA for our inaugural champion is a major second,” she stated.
“The truth that she will even proceed to race with PREMA, whom she has constructed a relationship with and are present crew champions on this class, will even assist in her future growth.
“I’m happy with the progress we now have made in our first season, and as we start to construct for our 2024 season the place we’ll be a part of the F1 calendar, this announcement, alongside the choice to additional subsidise the 2024 F1 Academy driver contribution to €100,000, is an announcement of our continued dedication to make motorsport extra accessible and break down the limitations confronted by feminine drivers.”
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