F1 Academy reveals 2023 calendar

New all-female series to comprise seven rounds with total of 21 races.

The all-female F1 Academy series has unveiled its 2023 calendar, consisting of seven rounds and a total of 21 races.

Contract:

  • Season finale on support grid of Formula One's United States Grand Prix
  • Calendar features four other current Formula One tracks
  • All but the final round will be independent events

Context: The F1 Academy has confirmed six of the fifteen drivers set to compete in its inaugural season, starting on the weekend of 28th-29th April. There will be an official test session from 11th to 12th April in Barcelona, with 13 more days of testing throughout the season yet to be confirmed. The emphasis for this new series is on track time, to give the drivers experience they otherwise would not have been able to receive.

Comment: Bruno Michel, general manager of the F1 Academy, said: “Our goal was to be able to race on as many Formula One Grand Prix tracks as possible, with circuits that could be a great challenge for the drivers. The teams know these layouts very well, so they will be able to help their young talents get to grips quickly.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Coming next: While the season officially kicks off at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, it's interesting to note a near three-month gap between the penultimate and final rounds. Michel said that this “is mainly due to the fact that we will be sending the cars and equipment by ship, to save on logistical costs”, but it's not a good look for a series that is attempting to champion track time for women in motorsport.

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