For the second year in a row, Winfield Racing School has been selected to support the FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars programme!
Detecting and selecting talented young drivers are part of Winfield Racing School’s DNA. The Trophée and Volant Winfield, relaunched in 2018, have allowed young talents to successfully launch their careers in motorsport. Caio Collet, 2018 Volant Winfield winner, 2018 FIA F4 French Champion and 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup Vice-Champion is now fighting in FIA Formula 3 championship. Théo Pourchaire, 2018 Trophée Winfield winner, 2019 ADAC F4 Champion and 2020 FIA F3 Vice-Champion drives now in FIA Formula 2 championship. By winning this year in Monaco, he became the youngest Formula 2 winner in the history!
At the initiative of the FIA, this innovative programme is a huge step forward, giving concrete opportunities to women who want to become professional race drivers. During a three-day shoot-out, 28 talented female drivers aged 10-16 from five continents will compete in karting in two distinct categories: junior and senior. The eight junior and eight senior selected drivers will then participate in two separate karting and Winfield Formula 4 training camps. The 4 finalists of each group will be able to drive in the karting and Ferrari Driver Academy decisive sessions.
With more than 20 Winfield motorsport experts including driving instructors, coaches, data engineers, mechanics, group leaders and more, the racing school will gather all its historical know-how and solid experience to allow the 28 rising stars to compete in all fairness and safety at Circuit Paul Ricard.
Winfield Racing School strongly believe in the FIA vision of Women in Motorsport. Last year’s edition provided the whole Winfield team with unforgettable moments and incredible emotions, and we look forward to bringing our world recognized motorsport expertise to this project one more time. Let’s find tomorrow’s champion!
We thank the FIA for their trust and engagement on our common sport values.
To read the FIA press release, click here.
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