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FIA Girls on Track reveals full Rising Stars longlist for F4 shootout

by Elliot Wood
Jules Mettetal

Photo: Winfield Racing School

The longlist of 20 drivers contesting the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission’s new Ferrari Driver Academy-affiliated Girls on Track Rising Stars programme have been named.

Of the 20, only one of those is already in single-seaters – Danish Formula 4 racer Juju Noda – and most are competing in karting.

Female drivers aged between 12 and 16 were eligible for entry to go through a shootout proccess that could earn them Ferrari junior status. The longlist had already been decided upon when the ‘Rising Stars’ element was announced in June, and several names were revealed in the weeks after

Famed French racing school Winfield Racing School will host the shootout at Paul Ricard on October 12-16 using Praga karts. At least eight of the drivers will be dropped after the first two days, as a F4 element is introduced to the assessment proccess.

Just over two weeks later will now be a repeat shootout at the circuit involving the F4 and karting elements, and a maximum of eight drivers will qualify to that stage. That will then be wittled down to four or less, with the lucky few enrolling on a one-week course with the FDA in November.

Subject to meeting an assessment standard, the best of the drivers on that course will become a Ferrari junior for 2021 and race in a European F4 series. The FIA support will go alongside Ferrari’s for one year or two, and the Formula 1 team then has total independence on whether they retain the winning driver for any time after that.

Here is the full longlist of ‘Rising Stars’ drivers, and what they have been racing in over the last two years:

Rising Stars longlist

Driver Nation Age 2020 2019
Astrid Almlof Sweden 15 Junior karting Junior karting
Julia Ayoub Brazil 15 Senior karting Junior karting
Antonella Bassani Brazil 14 Junior karting Mini karting
Jessica Edgar England 15 Junior karting Mini karting
Matilde Ferreira Portugal 14 Junior karting Junior karting
Aashi Hanspal India 13 Junior karting Junior karting
Esmee Kosterman The Netherlands 15 Senior karting Junior karting
Lola Lovinfosse France 15 Senior karting Senior/Junior karting
Mariana Machado Portugal 16 Senior karting Senior karting
Toni Naude Switzerland 14 Senior karting Junior karting
Juju Noda Japan 14 Danish F4 Formula U17
Freya Normann Denmark 13 Junior karting Junior/Mini karting
Doriane Pin France 16 Clio Cup France Junior karting
Tyler Jean Robinson South Africa 12 Junior karting Mini karting
Kristina Shipkova Uzbekistan 14 Junior karting Junior karting
Milla Sjostrand Sweden 12 Junior karting Mini karting
Ella Stevens Englan 14 Mini karting Cadet karting
Maya Weug Spain 16 Senior karting Senior karting
Kinga Wojcik Poland 15 Junior karting Junior karting
Lilly Zug Germany 14 Senior karting Junior karting