F1 Academy announces the five teams entering 2023-2025 seasons

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Formula One earlier revealed a new addition to its existing structure with the all-female driver category, called the F1 Academy set to make its debut in 2023.

The all-female series that aims to develop and prepare young women drivers to progress to the highest levels of competition will consist of five separate teams, each one of which will be run by current F2 or F3 constructors.

Each team will enter three cars to make up a 15-car grid. The first season will be made up of seven events though with each event being comprised of three separate races. There will also be 15 days of official testing on top of the 21 race calendar.

“Everyone should have the opportunity to follow their dreams and achieve their potential and Formula 1 wants to ensure we are doing everything we can to create greater diversity and routes into this incredible sport,” said Formula 1 President and CEO Stefano Domenicali.

Formula One has confirmed the five teams that will compete in the inaugural year ART Grand Prix, Campos Racing, Carlin, MP Motorsport and PREMA Racing.

The five teams all have impressive pedigrees in multiple junior categories. Last season, ART Grand Prix took Victor Martins to the Formula 3 crown; PREMA Racing became F3 Team Champions; MP Motorsport secured both Driver and Teams Championships in Formula 2 with Felipe Drugovich (since elevated to F1 as Aston Martin’s reserve driver); Carlin finishing second in the F2 Teams’ Championship with Logan Sargeant, who is joining the F1 grid next season with Williams, and Campos Racing reigned supreme in Spanish F4 in 2022.

Commenting on the announcement, Domenicali added: “It is exciting to be able to announce the five teams that will be racing in the F1 Academy for next year and who will be providing this fantastic opportunity to the young and talented women to begin their journey into competitive motorsport.

“We believe it is important that everyone has the chance to follow their ambitions and get the support and guidance needed to progress and excel. The F1 Academy is an important part of our plan to increase diversity and representation in motorsport and we are looking forward to the first season in 2023 and stay tuned for more news in this area.”

Bruno Michel, General Manager of the F1 Academy concluded: “I am very pleased to reveal the five teams entering the F1 Academy for the next three-year cycle, starting from 2023. We know them very well and we have been collaborating with each one for many years.

“They are well-known for their experience and expertise in nurturing and developing young drivers. I fully trust that they will give the drivers competing in the F1 Academy the keys to grow technically, and that they will help them with the physical and mental preparations for the journey ahead.”