Lia Block to travel for Williams Racing in F1 Academy
Williams have declared that American driver Lia Block will signify the Grove-dependent outfit for the 2024 F1 Academy period, racing with Artwork Grand Prix.
The seventeen-calendar year-previous commenced karting and rallying as an eleven-calendar year-previous, even so her debut in F1 Academy will mark her very first total period of open up-wheel racing. Block has not long ago carried out screening in open up-wheel automobiles in preparing for this new obstacle.
“I am so psyched to be becoming a member of the Williams Driver Academy and competing in F1 Academy in 2024,” she shared next the announcement. “This is some thing I in no way could have dreamed of. I cannot hold out to embrace this new knowledge and master as a lot as feasible.”
As aspect of the Williams Racing Driver Academy, the group will be supporting Block’s discovering and enhancement to maximise her likely during the F1 Academy period.
“We are psyched to welcome Lia to Williams Racing as our F1 Academy driver for 2024,” James Vowles commented, incorporating: “Lia has now reached a huge sum in motorsport, has remarkable pure expertise, and the winner frame of mind and devotion to make a good results of her journey into open up-wheel racing.
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“We simply cannot hold out to get began on this journey jointly. As a group, we are fully commited to Formulation one and F1 Academy’s joint attempts to enhance feminine illustration in motorsport, and we appear ahead to performing with Lia as a crucial aspect of the Williams Racing Driver Academy.”
F1 Academy, the all-feminine racing sequence proven by Formulation one, will enter its sophomore period in 2024 with every single Formulation one group fielding a driver.
All 7 rounds of the sequence will assistance F1 races throughout Europe, Asia, and North The united states, with the championship commencing in Saudi Arabia ahead of having in rounds at Miami, Barcelona, Zandvoort, Singapore, Qatar and Abu Dhabi.