One promising young female driver was selected as the winner of the most recent iteration of the FIA’s Girls on Track – Rising Stars program. As a prize for her victory, the up-and-coming racer was awarded a place in the Formula 4 championship as well as the opportunity to participate in the Ferrari Driver Academy.
This program was conceptualized and launched by the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission with the goal of scouting for and encouraging the development of young female racing talent in the age range of 12 to 16 years old. This is the third year that the program has been running, and Aurelia Nobels, who is just 15 years old, emerged victorious in this specific tournament.
The Belgian driver finished in first place out of a total of sixteen competitors who had been invited to take part in training camps held at the Paul Ricard Circuit. Following the conclusion of those camps, the top four participants moved on to the grand final in Maranello, which was held over the course of four days and included both on-track and off-track assessments. The Belgian came out on top as the victor in that tournament.
Following this, the remarkable opportunity for Aurelia to join the Ferrari Driver Academy and compete in Formula 4 with the Iron Dames team will become open to her. She is the newest member of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) female staff, and she follows in the footsteps of Maya Weug and Laura Camps Torras, who were the two previous winners of the Rising Stars competition (FDA).
I’m going to paraphrase her when she says, “I am at a loss for words to fully convey how I am feeling right now.” “I would like to begin by expressing my profound gratitude to the Ferrari Driver Academy, the FIA, and the Iron Dames for giving me the chance to participate in this remarkable competition. I am able to state that I have substantially enhanced my knowledge, and I am looking forward to getting the new season under way with great anticipation.
“Aurelia immediately stood out in the way that she managed the various stages of the programme in this edition of FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars,” said Marco Matassa, Head of the Ferrari Driver Academy. “This edition of FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars was a great opportunity for her to showcase her skills as a young female driver.” “She verified behind the wheel the abilities she had previously demonstrated during the physical and attitude exams,” he continued. “The skills she had already shown during the physical and attitude tests”
“She prevailed over three opponents who had a high level of ability, and she swiftly learned the Formula 4 car, which is a crucial category for a young driver to take part in. At the Ferrari Driver Academy, we are pleased to be of assistance to her, and we will see to it that she is adequately prepared for the Italian series, which is a competition that is only accessible to the most skilled young drivers. Aurelia, I hope you have a wonderful time during your time here at the Academy. I am certain that we will have a great time spending time together.”
In the meanwhile, the winner of the Junior category was determined to be 13-year-old Zoe Florescu Potoela. She was picked from a pool of applicants. The initial four-year program was expanded to include this category the year before it began, and it has been in use ever since.
An opportunity to compete for the Tony Kart squad, which is supported financially by the Ferrari Driver Academy, has been extended to Zoe, who was born and raised in Romania. In this role, she is registered to take part in the 2023 Oklahoma Junior Karting Championship.
After hearing that she had won, Zoe stated, “I can’t believe it.” “I swear to God, I don’t believe it for a second. It has been a great experience all the way through the curriculum, both in Paul Ricard and in Franciacorta. Both of these schools are fantastic. I am going to make the absolute most of this opportunity by doing all that is in my power. Sincere thanks is extended to each and every person who contributed to the success of our endeavor.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to both Aurelia Nobels and Zoe Florescu Potoela on being named the 2022 FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars,” said Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the FIA. “Aureilia Nobels and Zoe Florescu Potoela have both been named the 2022 FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars.” As a consequence of their triumph, they are in a position where they have a fantastic opportunity to pursue a career in motor racing, which is a really exciting prospect.
I would also like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Ferrari Driver Academy and The Iron Dames for their collaboration in the achievement of this ground-breaking endeavor. “As we eagerly anticipate watching the development of these two promising young female drivers, I would also like to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Ferrari Driver Academy and The Iron Dames. It is quite heartening to see that young ladies of talent all around the world are gaining attention and help. This is a phenomenon that has a lot of promise. This is a really promising new turn of events.
“The FIA is at the forefront of change when it comes to diversity, and initiatives such as Girls on Track – Rising Stars are a major part of our goal to greatly increase motor sport participation in the coming years by encouraging and supporting under-represented sections of society.” “The FIA is at the forefront of change when it comes to diversity.” Regarding the topic of diversity, the FIA is seen to be in the vanguard of progress.
“I would like to express my most heartfelt congratulations to Aurelia and Zoe for this momentous success,” said Deborah Mayer, head of the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, in a statement after the competition. Both of them impressed us with their prowess, their persistence, and their ability to go up and upward during this tense climax. I am happy that they will be able to achieve their dream of having a prosperous career in the world of racing as a result of the fact that our program makes this feasible for them.
Since Aurela is a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, she has the best opportunity there is to pursue her goals of competing at the top levels of our sport, and Iron Dames is helping her in this pursuit to the fullest extent possible. Zoe, who will be able to count on the support of the FDA and will compete for Tony Kart, will experience the same thing, and it will be true. In addition, I would want to pay my thanks to everyone else who has participated in this journey up to this point and has survived to this point. I really hope that the adventures they’ve had over the course of the last few months will serve as a source of inspiration for them to keep putting in hard effort and competing. You will have more chances, so make the most of each one by maintaining your excitement and performing to the best of your abilities.