Campos Racing has completed its line-up for the new F1 Academy series with the signing of Uruguayan racer Maite Caceres.
The 19-year-old raced in the non-FIA Uruguayan Formula 4 championship in 2021, making the podium there, then switched to first-generation F4 machinery last year by racing in the United States.
She did four rounds of US F4 with a best finish of 12th, and also did two rounds in USF Juniors where she claimed two 11th places. Last month she got a taste of a second-generation F4 car for the first time by joining Campos for a round of the Formula Winter Series in Spain, and she will drive the same Tatuus T-421 in the all-women F1 Academy series.
“I’m really excited to be working with Campos Racing, which has such a rich history in motorsport, for this year,” said Caceres.
“This past month I’ve been in close contact with them and I can really see the determination and the compromise the team have, values which I share. We will continue working to achieve our goals together.”
Caceres will be team-mate to W Series podium-finisher Nerea Marti and the Spanish F4-experienced Lola Lovinfosse.
Campos team principal Adrian Campos Jr added: “I would like to welcome Maite to Campos. She is a driver who we have closely followed for some time due to her talent and plenty of room for improvement.
“Alongside Nerea and Lola, we have put together a very strong team to fight for top results throughout the 2023 F1 Academy season. We still have some further weeks of intense work ahead to prepare the opening round in Spielberg at the end of April. We want to make sure we arrive in Austria in the best possible way in terms of performance.”