News from Maranello stated that the long awaited Finale to the FIA Girls on Track- Rising Stars programme, is due to conclude by the end of this week. The candidate will be selected for the Ferrari Driver Academy (FDA) after them leaving the camp on Friday.
The FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars program was postponed back in November due to one of the Drivers testing positive for COVID-19. Ferrari made the following statement on 11/11/20:
"Given that one participant tested positive and was not able to take any further part in the selection process, in the interests of fairness the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission and Ferrari Driver Academy have agreed to postpone the final session. A new date will be announced in due course."
Now its full steam ahead for the Four Finalists as they do their utmost to secure a place in the FDA.15 year old Julia Ayoub and 14 year old Antonella Bassani, both from Brazil, Doriane Pin, 16 from France and Dutch Maya Weug, also 16, are the Four that will be taking place in this Finale. They have returned to Maranello, after being chosen by the FIA Experts at the end of a four part process which mainly took part at the Paul Ricard Circuit, France.
"The girls will be evaluated over a few days in Maranello, where they will get a taste of what it is to be part of the Academy. This programme involves physical and mental aptitude tests, simulator sessions, media activities and a series of lessons relating to sporting regulations and behaviour on track. The most eagerly anticipated and important part of the selection process takes place on Thursday and Friday, with the girls driving at the Fiorano track in a Formula 4 car fitted with the same Pirelli tyres used in the Italian championship."
The four drivers will leave the Ferrari Camp on Friday afternoon, and following this, a commission of engineers will meet to analyse all on and off track data, with one aim, to select the candidate who is most deserving of a place within the Ferrari Acadamy.