F1 Academy, the all-female Formula 4 series, has announced that next season its cars will include liveries modelled on those of all 10 Formula 1 teams.
Currently only members of F1 junior teams get to use F1-modelled liveries in junior series, but in 2024 it has been co-ordinated by F1 itself that 10 drivers in F1 Academy will be “nominated” to run such liveries on their cars.
However if an F1 team has two juniors in the series, only one of those juniors will be able to have their F1 patronage visible while in the cockpit. The announcement reads as follows:
The series has five teams: ART Grand Prix, Campos Racing, MP Motorsport, Prema and Rodin Carlin, who each have three cars in the series and three drivers – a total of 15 cars and 15 drivers. From 2024, 10 of these drivers will be nominated by F1 teams and each team will have their livery on one car. The details of the drivers and liveries will be confirmed at a later time by the F1 teams.
The remaining five drivers in the series will be supported by other partners with announcements of these to be made in due course. The final 2024 driver line up for each team will be revealed at a later date.
All F1 Academy rounds in 2024 will run on the support bill of F1 races. This year, only the season finale at Circuit of the Americas in October has been organised as part of an F1 event.
The penultimate round of the inaugral season takes place at Paul Ricard this weekend, and the series will use the track’s shortened ‘3C’ layout.