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Who is racing in F1 Academy in 2024? All the confirmed drivers

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The second season of Formula 1's all-female racing series, F1 Academy, will kick off in early March.

F1 launched the Formula 4-spec series in 2023 to boost the chances of a female driver racing in F1 for the first time in 47 years.

The 15-strong grid is split into five teams running three cars each. A new addition for 2024 will be the support of all 10 F1 teams, who will each back at least one driver on the grid.

There will also be wildcards at events, with local drivers receiving a one-off entry.

The roster - and the F1 team or sponsor connections - is outlined below.

Prema Racing

Tina Hausmann (Aston Martin)
Doriane Pin (Mercedes)
Maya Weug (Ferrari)

Prema won the inaugural F1 Academy teams' championship and guided Marta Garcia to the first-ever F1 Academy drivers' championship.

Garcia has since departed for a fully-funded drive in the Formula Regional European Championship with Prema.

In her place, Prema has signed Aston Martin-backed Tina Hausmann, who raced against Prema in Italian F4 and Euro 4 (a new F4-spec series) last year. Hausmann didn't register a point in those, with a best finish of 16th in Italian F4 and 11th in Euro 4.

Joining her at Prema will be Doriane Pin who has earned Mercedes's backing and has wowed the sportscar paddock over the last couple of years.

She's preparing for F1 Academy with an F4 UAE campaign with Prema.

Prema's line-up is completed by Maya Weug who has been a Ferrari young driver since 2021.

Weug spent two years in Italian F4 before graduating to the Formula Regional European Championship in 2023. Six points finishes left her 17th in the drivers' championship.

She'll step back to F4-level with Prema for her first year in an all-female championship.

MP Motorsport

Amna Al Qubaisi (RB)
Hamda Al Qubaisi (Red Bull Racing)
Emely De Heus (Red Bull)

MP Motorsport, which took Felipe Drugovich to the 2022 Formula 2 title, will run an unchanged line-up for the 2024 season.

Sisters Hamda (above, left) and Amna Al Qubaisi (above, right) join Emely De Heus (above, centre) in the line-up.

Amna will race under the banner of the team formerly known as AlphaTauri, RB, while Hamda gets Red Bull Racing backing and De Heus is listed as just 'Red Bull'.

Rodin Motorsport

Abbi Pulling (Alpine)
Lola Lovinfosse (Charlotte Tilbury)
Jessica Edgar (F1 Academy)

Rodin Motorsport - previously Carlin - has retained Alpine junior Abbi Pulling.

Pulling was one of the pre-season title favourites in 2023, having starred in W Series, but ended up fifth in the championship without a race win.

She'll dovetail her second F1 Academy season with a return to British F4 where she was a frontrunner during her year and a half in the series.

Jessica Edgar also returns to the team, having finished eighth last year and won the final race in Abu Dhabi. She'll run in F1 Academy branding.

Pulling and Edgar will be partnered by Lola Lovinfosse who switches from Campos. She finished 10th in the drivers' championship with a trio of podiums. She'll race with the colours of series partner Charlotte Tilbury.

ART Grand Prix

Bianca Bustamante (McLaren)
Lia Block (Williams)
Aurelia Nobels (Puma)

Bianca Bustamante has swapped Prema for ART Grand Prix for 2024 and now sports McLaren backing after joining the F1 giant's junior programme at the end of last year.

Bustamante won two races en route to finishing seventh in F1 Academy in 2023, one year from finishing 15th in her maiden single-seater season in W Series.

Lia Block, daughter of the late motorsport legend Ken Block, earned Williams' backing over the winter and joined Bustamante at ART alongside a third yet-to-be-confirmed driver.

Block's most high-profile rally success came last year when she became the youngest driver ever to win a major American rally championship, by claiming the Open 2WD class title in the American Rally Association's national series.

Ferrari junior Aurelia Nobels will debut in the series this year but will race in the colours of Puma, an official partner of F1 Acadmemy.

Campos Racing

Carrie Schreiner (Stake/Sauber)
Chloe Chambers (Haas)
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Carrie Schreiner remains the most experienced driver on the F1 Academy grid in 2024 with an international racing career dating back to an ADAC (German) Formula 4 campaign in 2015.

She raced for ART Grand Prix in F1 Academy's inaugural season and after a topsy-turvy year that featured a race win and a point-less finale weekend, she finished 11th out of 15 drivers.

Schreiner will be partnered by Chloe Chambers who will be representing the Haas F1 team.

The 19-year-old finished 16th in the final W Series season in 2022 before racing in the Formula Regional Oceania Championship (previously Toyota Racing Series) last winter. She won once en route to ninth in the drivers' championship.

Wildcards

Reema Juffali has earned the first wildcard for a 2024 F1 Academy weekend as the 32-year-old Saudi Arabian racer will race on home soil at the 2024 season-opener in Jeddah.

Juffali already has experience at F4-level and raced in the GT World Challenge Europe series last year in a Mercedes GT3 car.

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