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Women Spotlight Wednesday: Aurelia Nobels

Written by Alejandra Guajardo Lozano, Edited by Vyas Ponnuri

Image Credits - Ferrari Driver Academy

Women have played an influential role throughout the history of motor racing. Many have taken to the wheels of motorsport machines, while numerous figures have worked tirelessly on the sidelines in various roles, shaping the racing world to the present day. Woman Spotlight Wednesday aims to take a look at the tales of these superwomen, who have surpassed various hurdles to reach where they are today.

Today’s piece is focused on another young driver in the Ferrari Driver Academy, Aurelia Nobels.

Aurelia Corine Nobels is a Brazilian-Belgian driver born on January 7, 2007. Now 16, she has shown tremendous skill and talent behind the wheel. She started karting at a young age, and reached the top categories in 2020 and 2021.

In 2022, she made her debut in the F4 Brazilian Championship with TMG Racing, and finished the season 16th in the standings, scoring seven points, from four points-finishes throughout the season. 

She also made an appearance in the F4 Spanish Championship, and participated in a round of the F4 Danish Championship, where she managed to score 10 points.

Nobels took part in the 2022 FIA 'Girls on Track — Rising Stars' programme, organised by the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, which has the goal of detecting young female talents pursuing a career in motor sport. 

At the final round at the Ferrari Driver Academy in Maranello, Aurelia was identified as the most talented driver, and subsequently earned a place in the Ferrari Driver Academy.

She also competed in the Italian F4 Championship with Prema. Despite missing some races after a wrist injury at Misano, followed by another big crash at Monza in the Euro4 Championship. Nobels finished on a high at Vallelunga, despite being mathematically out of the Female Trophy title fight.

"It was quite a positive weekend," Aurelia commented. "The pace was there again in Race 3, where we finished P24. We learned a lot during this championship. It was a good year so far with Prema, everyone is helping me and I'm quite happy, quite satisfied,” she reflected on her season.

Nobels’ journey in motorsport is just starting, she still has a lot ahead of her, giving her the chance to show her talent in the car. Truly a promising driver and an inspiration to the “Women in Motorsports” movement.

Image Credits - Prema Racing


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