The Spanish Campos Racing, among the five teams that will compete in the new F1 Academy


The Spanish team Campos Racing will be one of the five teams that will compete between the 2023 and 2025 seasons in the new F1 Academy, an exclusively female category that will try to prepare young drivers to advance to other levels of competition such as the W Series, the Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3.

In addition to Campos Racing -Spanish F4 champion in 2022-, the French ART Grand Prix -team with which the Frenchman Victor Martins was crowned F3 champion this year-, the British Carlin -second by teams in F2-, the Dutch MP Motorsport -team and driver champion with Felipe Drugovich in F2- and the Italian PREMA Racing -f3 team champion-. In total, five teams

The inaugural season will comprise seven events of three races each, equating to a total of 21 races plus a fortnight of official testing, and is likely to include a Formula 1 weekend event. The 2023 calendar and line-up of pilots of the five teams will be announced soon.

Led by Formula Motorsport Limited CEO Bruno Michel, the competition will see entrants get behind the wheel of the Tatuus T421 chassis, with Autotecnica supplying 172bhp turbocharged engines, while Formula 1 global partner Pirelli will supply the tyres.

Formula 1 will subsidize the cost of each car with a budget of 150,000 euros, while the drivers will cover the same amount of cost, which is “a fraction of the usual costs in comparable competitions”, according to the organization, with the teams covering the rest of the budget.

Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali said the competition “will provide a fantastic opportunity for talented young women to begin their journey into competitive motorsport.” “We believe it is important that everyone has the chance to achieve their ambitions and get the support they need to progress and excel. F1 Academy is an important part of our plan to increase diversity in motorsport and we look forward to the first season in 2023.” he explained.

For his part, the General Manager, Bruno Michel, has assured that they know the five teams “very well”, with which F1 has been “collaborating for many years”. “They are well known for their experience and knowledge in training and developing young pilots. I am fully confident that they will give them the keys to grow technically and help them with the physical and mental preparation for the road ahead,” he concluded. .