Doha, Qatar: F1 Academy has officially included Qatar in its second season of the all-women racing series, alongside Miami and Singapore, marking a historic moment for the country. The 2024 F1 Academy calendar has been unveiled, comprising seven rounds that will serve as support races to the FIA Formula One World Championship.
The second season of the all-women racing series is scheduled to kick off in Saudi Arabia on March 7 and conclude in Abu Dhabi on December 8. Qatar's segment of the 2024 F1 Academy will be held from November 29 to December 1, taking place at Lusail Circuit, a thrilling addition to the calendar. The 2024 schedule is thoughtfully designed to span three continents, featuring a mix of street circuits and traditional tracks across Europe, Asia, and North America.
Moreover, an extensive official testing calendar will be announced in the near future, further enhancing the experience for drivers and fans. In a groundbreaking move, all ten F1 teams will be supporting the series by providing a driver for the championship and featuring their livery on one of the cars, reinforcing their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in motorsport.
Susie Wolff, Managing Director of F1 Academy, expressed her delight, saying, “This calendar cements our ambition to become a truly global series, expanding our reach and improving visibility for our mission. We want to inspire young girls and women across the globe and show them that there’s a place for them in our sport, and racing alongside F1 will help us achieve this. I want to thank all seven promoters for supporting us in our mission and embarking on this journey with us in 2024.”
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, shared his enthusiasm, stating, “It is fantastic to welcome F1 Academy onto seven rounds of the F1 calendar next year. This global platform, combined with the support of all ten F1 teams, will take the series to the next level, providing not only the opportunity for the drivers to develop their skills on F1 tracks but also to inspire young girls around the world to pursue a future in motorsport. I want to thank our promoters, our F1 teams, and the wider motorsport community for their support of F1 Academy as we move towards our exciting second season.