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FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars underway

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31.08.21

The second edition of FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars is well underway with 71 applications received from the global ASN’s for this season’s worldwide talent detection and nurturing programme.

 
In an exciting development for the second season, the programme has been further expanded and, in collaboration with Ferrari Driver Academy, will now provide a long-term development pathway for junior drivers in karting, as well as the more senior drivers qualifying to race in Formula 4.
 
Similar to last year, the FIA’s worldwide national sporting authorities were invited to nominate their most talented kart racers in both the junior and senior categories. Following receipt of 71 applications from 28 countries, the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission’s Detection Cell has whittled the applications down to 28 – 14 in both categories – and those drivers will now be invited to a three-day shoot-out from the 21st to 23rd of October at the Circuit Paul Ricard. 
 
The 28 participants from five continents are:
 

Participant

Category

Date of birth

Country

 
Junior category: Born between 01.04.2007 – 31.12.2010
 

Chiara Bättig

Junior

21/03/2010

Switzerland

Laura Bubenová

Junior

19/03/2009

Slovakia

Alexia Danielsson

Junior

18/03/2019

Sweden

Maria Germano Neto

Junior

18/08/2010

Portugal

Wiktoria Kulesza

Junior

11/04/2009

Poland

Nea Kytölä

Junior

23/07/2008

Finland

Meri Levula

Junior

12/05/2008

Finland

Kiana Naudé

Junior

10/07/2009

Switzerland

Skye Parker

Junior

15/04/2010

United Kingdom

Ivanna Richards

Junior

22/03/2008

Mexico

Milla Sjöstrand

Junior

03/05/2008

Sweden

Alice Stolcermane

Junior

22/05/2010

Latvia

Taya Van Der Laan

Junior

05/08/2006

South Africa

Yinthe De Smet

Junior

23/11/2010

Belgium


Senior category: Born between 01.01.2005 – 31.03.2007
 

Julia Ayoub

Senior

21/06/2005

Brazil

Antonella Bassani

Senior

14/04/2006

Brazil

Victoria Blokhina

Senior

04/11/2006

Russia

Bianca Bustamante

Senior

19/05/2005

Philippines

Laura Camps Torras

Senior

28/03/2005

Spain

Tania Cirelli

Senior

08/02/2005

France

Clarissa Dervic

Senior

17/01/2006

Spain

Jessica Edgar

Senior

15/03/2205

United Kingdom

Siri Hökfelt

Senior

17/04/2006

Sweden

Matilde Magalhães

Senior

24/02/2006

Portugal

Ella Stevens

Senior

10/09/2006

United Kingdom

Aada Turpeinen

Senior

04/12/2006

Finland

Emma Wigroth

Senior

23/01/2005

Sweden

Kinga Wójcik

Senior

02/01/2005

Poland

 
 
Following this second phase of FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars, eight junior and eight senior drivers will be selected to participate in two separate karting and Formula 4 training camps, which immediately follow the shoot-out.  From there, the final four in each group will be selected to attend the decisive karting and Ferrari Driver Academy scouting camps.
 
At the end of the gruelling training and selection process, the winning junior driver will participate in an International Karting season with the financial support of the Ferrari Driver Academy For the selected senior driver, she will potentially become the second female to have the chance to join the Ferrari Driver Academy for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop a professional career in the sport, as it was the case for Maya Weug, currently competing in Formula 4 with the Iron Dames