Maya Weug returns to Iron Lynx for Italian F4, Laura Camps starts testing program
Ferrari Driver Academy announced the 2022 racing plans for its female drivers: Maya Weug will return to Iron Lynx for the full Italian F4 campaign while also entering selected rounds of the ADAC German series; Laura Camps is expected to start a F4 testing program while racing in international karting.
Iron Lynx - under the banner of its revolutionary programme Iron Dames - will continue to support Ferrari Driver Academy member Maya Weug in the upcoming F4 season, as the Dutch lady wil return to Italian F4 for her sophomore campaign and will enter selected rounds of the ADAC German F4 series.
“After the strong season we had last year in Formula 4, the Iron Lynx team are ready to make further steps forward with some promising young talent in 2022" - said Andrea Piccini, Team Principal of Italian powerhouse Iron Lynx.
“Maya Weug will be returning for another year, and we believe she has the ability to improve her speed once more after a positive 2021 in Italian F4."
Having won the inaugural edition of the FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars programme, 17-year-old Maya became the first ever female driver in the prestigious Ferrari Driver Academy and made her single seater debut in the uber competitive Italian F4.
In her rookie season, she was repeatedly close to the points-scoring positions in a crowded field of over 30 cars; she was 11th in Vallelunga and 12th in Misano - and would finish seventh in the Rookies' Cup. In the German-based series, she claimed her first points with an outstanding ninth place at Red Bull Ring.
Maya will be joined at Iron Dames by Laura Camps Torras, the winner of the second edition of the FIA Women In Motorsport-supported programme Girls on Track - Rising Stars in January. The Spaniard just turned 17 and is expected to complete a testing program in F4 machinery with the Iron Lynx/Iron Dames family.
While she gets familiar with the Tatuus F4 car in preparation for a 2023 racing debut, Laura
will continue to be protagonist at the higher spheres of international karting: she will in fact compete for Tony Kart in the WSK Super Master Series in the KZ category.
“We’re committed to bringing more young women into motorsport, with Laura Camps Torras joining us as test and development driver in Formula 4" - Piccini added. "It’s the perfect platform for her to become an even more complete racer."
Italian karting giant Tony Kart will also support Maria Germano Neto in the OK Junior class, as the young Portuguese starts her first season with the support of FDA after winning the Junior series of the Girls On Track initiative.