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Doriane Pin to enter F4 UAE

Following her successful F4 debut in F4 SEA - where the young Frenchwoman took a victory in only her second ever weekend in formulas - Doriane Pin will continue a F4 program with Prema in the upcoming F4 UAE Championship.

Doriane Pin, Prema Racing, F4 SEA 2023
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Prema Racing announced that it will line up Doriane Pin among its 7-car operation (4 under the Mumbai Falcons banner and 3 under its own naming) for the upcoming F4 UAE Championship, set to start on 12–14 January at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi.

Pin, who just turned 20, is coming off an extraordinary season in WEC - her first at the top of world endurance racing - where she battled for podium positions in her rookie season behind the wheel of LMP2 machinery. She partnered Mirko Bortolotti and Daniil Kvyat in Prema's #63 Oreca and secured a podium at her first outing in Sebring, then added two more top five finishes in Portimao and Bahrain.

A member of the all-female Iron Dames squad, Pin also raced in IMSA Endurance Cup in 2023, impressing with stellar performances in the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 with spectacular qualifyings and great runs in the races. She was previously part of the line ups that took victories at the 2022 24 Hours of Spa and at the 4H of Portimao, in Iron Dames' first ever European Le Mans Series win.

Pin's career in race cars started in 2020, when she graduated from karting in the Renault Clio Cup France. In the same year, she was a finalist in the inaugural edition of the Girls On Track - Rising Stars selection, and would eventually be picked up by Iron Dames for the following season, when she made the leap to GT3. The step didn't faze Doriane, who finished on the podium in every race she completed. While she started to mingle with the main Iron Dames' line up, she entered the Ferrari Challenge Europe season in 2022 - and utterky dominated the one make series, by winning 9 out of 14 races, with 13 podiums to her name.

Her career took off in sportscars and soon reached the echelons of the sport - but mid-way through the 2023 season, Pin started to test F4 machinery for the first time and made her single seater debut in the revived Formula 4 South East Asia championship. In a Prema Racing's seat, Doriane joined the field from the second points-paying round in Sepang, on November 25-26, immediately claiming a podium and a fastest lap in race 2.

She showed great progress in the final round, again at the former home of the Malaysian GP, where she took third in race 1, second in race 2 and won her first ever formula race in the season finale. Despite missing the first triple header, Pin was second overall in the championship standings with 82 points.

Her move to single seater will continue with the F4 UAE championship, traditionally one of the most competitive junior single seater series in the world which sees the top F4 talents gather to the Emirates for winter preparation. Pin joins Rashid Al Dhaheri and Tomass Štolcermanis at the Italian squad - and is the second female driver to be confirmed for the first championship round, after Ferrari Driver Academy's Aurelia Nobels was announced as part of the Saintéloc Racing line up. Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi, as well as Jessica Edgar and Laura Villars entered the non-championship Trophy Round in Abu Dhabi on 25-26 November 2023.

2024 F4UAE calendar

Rd.1 - Yas Marina Circuit - January 12-14

Rd.2 - Yas Marina Circuit - January 19-21

Rd.3 - Dubai Autodrome - February 2-4

Rd.4 - Yas Marina Circuit - February 9-11

Rd.5 - Dubai Autodrome - February 16-18



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