PREMA Racing has marked a historic moment by solidifying their triumvirate of drivers for the upcoming 2024 F1 Academy campaign, welcoming the inclusion of Maya Weug, a distinguished member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, to their roster in the exclusively female series.
Hailing from Spain, Weug boasts a diverse identity, holding nationalities from Belgium and the Netherlands as well. Her journey in motorsports commenced at the tender age of seven when she embarked on a karting career, culminating in a triumphant victory at the 2016 WSK Final Cup.
The pinnacle of her early career came with the title of the inaugural champion in the FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars program, marking a groundbreaking achievement. Subsequently, she made history as the first woman to secure a coveted spot in the Ferrari Driver Academy.
Transitioning to single-seaters in 2021, Weug undertook two consecutive campaigns in the Italian F4 series, achieving notable success with a best result of sixth. In the preceding year, the 19-year-old made her mark on the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine grid, clinching a rookie victory and consistently securing top-10 finishes.
Expressing her enthusiasm for the upcoming season, Weug stated, “I’m super excited to get back on track this season! I’m sure it will be a great season working together with such a prestigious team as PREMA in the second year of an interesting category like F1 Academy. It is a great honor to represent Ferrari again this season, and I can’t wait to continue the hard work with the Academy and PREMA to prepare the season the best way possible!”
Rene Rosin, Team Principal of PREMA Racing, echoed the excitement, acknowledging Weug’s prowess as a competitor and expressing delight in having her on board for the second season of F1 Academy. Rosin expressed confidence in the collective capabilities of the team and the drivers. “Our lineup is really promising, with three outstanding racers and the support of three great Formula 1 teams. We are proud of the trust we received and cannot wait for the season to start,” added Rosin.
The collaborative spirit between Maya Weug, PREMA Racing, and the Ferrari Driver Academy is poised to create a compelling narrative in the upcoming F1 Academy season, promising excitement and achievement on the racetrack.