The all-female F1 Academy will be on the Formula 1 support bill at seven events in 2024, as the junior series announces its 2024 race calendar.
Formula 1 is to gain a new support event at seven races in 2024. F1 Academy has announced its 2024 calendar, which features seven rounds – all of which will run as support races on Formula 1 weekends.
The second season of F1 Academy – the all-female series which launched in 2023 – will begin at Jeddah Corniche Circuit as part of the 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend on March 7-9. The series then visits Miami, Barcelona, Zandvoort, Singapore and Qatar before coming to a close on December 6-8 at Yas Marina Circuit, in support of the 2024 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Speaking about the 2024 calendar, Managing Director Susie Wolff said that the new schedule reflects F1 Academy’s ambition to become a global series:
“I am delighted to announce our seven-round season for 2024. This calendar cements our ambition to become a truly global series, expanding our reach and improving visibility for our mission. We want to inspire young girls and women across the globe and show them that there’s a place for them in our sport, and racing alongside F1 will help us achieve this. I want to thank all seven promotors for supporting us in our mission and embarking on this journey with us in 2024.”
Where Will F1 Academy Race in 2024?
|2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
|Jeddah Corniche Circuit
|2024 Miami Grand Prix
|Miami International Autodrome
|2024 Spanish Grand Prix
|Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
|2024 Dutch Grand Prix
|2024 Singapore Grand Prix
|Marina Bay Street Circuit
|2024 Qatar Grand Prix
|November 29 – December 1
|2024 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
|Yas Marina Circuit
The 2024 F1 Academy calendar features a mix of traditional circuits and street circuits. It begins at the challenging Jeddah Corniche Circuit in early March, the fastest street circuit on which Formula 1 has ever raced.
From there, the series heads stateside to Miami on May 3-5 before racing twice in Europe at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain and Zandvoort in the Netherlands – both circuits which appeared on the 2023 F1 Academy calendar, albeit not as support events for Formula 1.
The season closes with three rounds in Asia, beginning with Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. The only double-header event of the 2024 F1 Academy season is the final two races, where the series will follow Formula 1 to the Qatar and Abu Dhabi Grands Prix on the first two weekends of December.
2023 F1 Academy Season to Conclude at the United States Grand Prix
The announcement of the 2024 F1 Academy calendar comes ahead of the series’ first appearance on the Formula 1 support bill at the 2023 United States Grand Prix. F1 Academy will race three times over the race weekend at Circuit of The Americas, in the final race weekend of the series’ inaugural season.
Spanish driver Marta García currently leads the standings ahead of the final F1 Academy race weekend of the year. The series has had eight different winners across the 18 races held so far in 2023.
ART Grand Prix, Campos Racing, MP Motorsport, PREMA Racing and Rodin Carlin are the five teams that currently compete in F1 Academy, each fielding three drivers. Earlier this year, it was announced that all 10 current Formula 1 teams will back a driver each in the series in 2024, driving in a car which will feature the team’s livery.
Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali spoke about the opportunity for F1 Academy to inspire the next generation of racers with its new slot on the Formula 1 support bill in 2024:
“It is fantastic to welcome F1 Academy onto seven rounds of the F1 calendar next year. This global platform, combined with the support of all ten F1 teams, will take the series to the next level, providing not only the opportunity for the drivers to develop their skills on F1 tracks, but to inspire young girls around the world to pursue a future in motorsport. I want to thank our promoters, our F1 teams, and the wider motorsport community for their support of F1 Academy as we move towards our exciting second season.”