F1 Academy has announced its 2023 calendar for the inaugural season with seven rounds taking place between April and October.
The F1 Academy was launched last November with an aim of being an all-female racing series and the goal of helping them get into Formula 2 and 3. With a number of drivers already confirmed, the series has now revealed its 2023 calendar for the inaugural season.
The series has already confirmed six drivers. The cars will be Formula 4 Tatuus T421s that will use 165bhp Autotecnica engines and use Pirelli tires. Five teams that race in the Formula 2 and 3 Championships will be entering this new series, with four teams having already announced a portion of their lineup.
- ART Grand Prix: Lena Buhler & Carrie Schreiner & TBD
- Campos Racing: Nerea Marti & TBD & TBD
- MP Motorsport: TBD & TBD & TBD
- PREMA Racing: Bianca Bustamante & TBD & TBD
- Rodin Carlin: Jessica Edgar & Abbi Pulling & TBD
The final round of the season will take place in October in Austin, USA – the same weekend as the Formula 1 race. Aside from racing in Austin, the rest of the season will take place across Europe.
Race Weekend Format
- Two Practice sessions – 40 minutes each
- Two Qualifying sessions – 15 minutes each
- Three races: Race 1 and 3 (30 minutes), Race 2 (20 minutes)
Race 2’s order will be determined by the first eight finishers of Race 1, with the grid being reversed.
F1 Academy will host three races in each round, a total of 21. Race 1 and 3 will have the same point-scoring system as Formula 1 while Race 2 will only award points to the top eight.
Race 1 and 3’s points Race 2’s points
- P1 – 25 points 1. P1 – 10 points
- P2 – 18 points 2. P2 – 8 points
- P3 – 15 points 3. P3 – 6 points
- P4 – 12 points 4. P4 – 5 points
- P5 – 10 points 5. P5 – 4 points
- P6 – 8 points 6. P6 – 3 points
- P7 – 6 points 7. P7 – 2 points
- P8 – 4 points 8. P8 – 1 point
- P9 – 2 points
- P10 – 1 point
The F1 Academy calendar is here! 🗓️
Starting in April, the inaugural season will see us take on 21 races at seven iconic circuits, finishing in Austin where we will support @F1's US Grand Prix 🤩✨#F1Academy pic.twitter.com/DsE24fsp4H
— F1 Academy (@f1academy) February 23, 2023
Bruno Michel (F1 Academy’s General Manager) stated:
“The teams know these layouts very well, so they will be able to help their young talents get to grips quickly. We had announced that F1 Academy would be racing alongside Formula 1 at one event, so it’s fantastic to be part of the F1 Grand Prix package in Austin, where we will also conclude the first season, in front of the F1 paddock and the American crowd.”
With the season commencing in April, there is still a while to go with more drivers expected to be announced soon as well as the testing dates.