Maya Weug, the inaugural winner of the Girls on Track Rising Stars program and part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, will compete for Iron Dames in Italian Formula 4.
The 16-year-old won a seat in the Italian Formula 4 championship, with the support of Ferrari. Maya’s new team is supported by fellow driver Deborah Mayer’s brand, Iron Dames. Deborah has a history with Ferrari, having competed in GT and Ferrari Challenge.
Written by Bruna Brito, Edited by Aiden Hover
Maya Weug is the first female driver to join Ferrari Driver Academy (Photo Credit: https://www.womenonwheels.co.za/)
“It is fantastic to see the positive energy that this program has generated, and we are aware of our responsibilities, together with the FIA, to continue ensuring its growth and increasing opportunities for women around the world to connect with motorsport,” said the Ferrari racing director Laurent Mekies.
Recently, Ferrari also announced the extension of their partnership with the Girls On Track: Rising Stars program with the FIA (International Automobile Federation), until 2023, which means we may soon see more female drivers in formula racing.
We at DIVEBOMB, are looking forward to seeing how Maya Weug performs in her new championship and we wish her all the best.
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Check out our article featuring Maya Weug and the FIA Girls On Track – Rising star programme, here.