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FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars Seniors heading to the Ferrari Driver Academy Scouting Camp in Maranello

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09.11.21

The final phase of the 2021 FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars programme for the Senior drivers reaches its climax this week (November 9-13), with the decisive Scouting Camp taking place at the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) in Maranello, Italy.

The four aspiring young racers now face their final challenge with another demanding week of assessment, training and track time in Pirelli-shod Formula 4 cars at Ferrari’s Fiorano track ahead of them. At the end of this fantastic opportunity, just one - the most talented and promising of the 14-16 year old drivers - could become the second female to follow in Maya Weug’s footsteps by joining the Ferrari Driver Academy and potentially racing for the Iron Dames, the project’s main partner, in Formula 4.

The rigorous five-day programme at the Ferrari Driver Academy includes physical and mental tests, media, technical and simulator training ahead of the final two days of Formula 4 track time at Fiorano. The drivers will be under the guidance and watchful eye of the FDA experts who will be analysing all the on and off track data before reaching a possibly life-changing decision for one of the youngsters.

The Senior drivers embarking on the FDA Formula 4 Scouting Camp are:

Julia Ayoub                        16          Brazil

Victoria Blokhina             14          Russia

Laura Camps Torras        16          Spain

Clarissa Dervic                  15          Spain

 

By partnering Scuderia Ferrari, its Driver Academy, Pirelli and Deborah Mayer’s Iron Dames project for this long-term programme, the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission has been able to develop a concrete pathway to support young females on their motor sport journey.

Michèle Mouton, President of the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, said: “We have seen potential from developing young racers throughout the second edition of FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars, and it is so important we can help them take another step in a professional and structured environment. The four drivers showed determination, character and progression and I know they will all embrace this exceptional opportunity at the Ferrari Driver Academy.”

Laurent Mekies, Scuderia Ferrari Racing Director, added: “We are pleased to be hosting the second edition of the “FIA Girls on Track-Rising Stars” programme at Maranello and Fiorano. It involves us working alongside the FIA and Iron Dames to search for the most talented young women drivers and offer them the opportunity to progress in the very competitive world of motorsport. In 2021, for the very first time, a young girl, Maya Weug, raced in FDA colours and the example she set will be important for the four participants who will be with us this week. Working with young drivers is a priority for Scuderia Ferrari, not just to find talented youngsters and help them develop to one day maybe race with the Prancing Horse, but also because we want to make motorsport more accessible, regardless of a person’s gender or resources. And this programme is one of the pillars of our strategy.”

 

Imagery of the four FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars Senior drivers can be downloaded here