2022 FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars: decisive days in Maranello for the 4 senior finalists


Today sees the start of 2022 FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars senior drivers’ finale at the renowned Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) in Maranello, Italy (7 – 11 November).

Designed to identify the world's best young female competitors, the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission’s detection and nurturing programme, comes to the conclusion of its 3rd edition.

Senior drivers will be the first to compete in Maranello.  The four finalists selected at Le Castellet in August will face an even bigger challenge during a demanding week. The rigorous five-day programme includes physical and mental tests, media, technical and simulator training ahead of the final two days of Formula 4 track time et Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit.

At the end of this unique opportunity, the one who will be judged the most talented and promising by the FDA experts will potentially become the third female driver to have the chance to join the Academy and compete in Formula 4 for the Iron Dames

The final four Senior drivers, (born between 01.01.2006 – 31.03.2008) selected for the finale are:

Alice Buckley, Australia

Chloe Chong, UK

Chloe Grant, UK

Aurelia Nobels, Belgium

The junior final will take place from 21st to 24th of November in Maranello.

Deborah Mayer, FIA Women in Motorsport Commission President, said: “I am pleased and excited to see our four selected girls, Alice Buckley, Chloe Chong, Chloe Grant and Aurelia Nobels, take on the challenge of this life-changing finale. I say to each of them good luck and give everything to make your dream come true! By partnering Ferrari Driver Academy, Iron Dames project and Pirelli, the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission has been able to develop a concrete pathway to support young females in their ambition to make a professional career in motor sport. FIA Girls on Track - Rising stars remains a key programme in our commitment to promote women in motor sport and to bring ever more diversity to our sport.”

Marco Matassa, Head of Ferrari Driver Academy, said: “For a third consecutive year, we are very pleased to open the doors of Maranello and Fiorano for the final phase of the FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars programme, which we run in conjunction with the International Automobile Federation, Iron Dames and Pirelli, to find the best up-and-coming female drivers and provide an opportunity to learn in our Academy and prepare for the incredibly competitive world of motor racing. It’s well known that, at Ferrari, working with young drivers is a priority, not only to develop their talents and maybe one day see them drive for the Scuderia in Formula 1, but also we have a strong belief in helping to make motorsport more accessible and inclusive, irrespective of gender or available resources. Along with our World Scouting Programme, FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars is a cornerstone of our plans. I am looking forward to working with Alice, Aurelia and both Chloes to help them give of their best, so that they can learn as much as possible, but above all that, together, they have fun and enjoy the experience to the full.”