She is 16, she is Dutch and her name is Maya Weug.
This is the essential profile of the driver ready to write a page in Ferrari history, the first to be admitted to the Driver Academy in Maranello.
Maya was able to shine more than 'rivals' in the final evaluation Camp held in the headquarters, the final act of the FIA program "Girls on Track - Rising Stars", the initiative wanted by the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, which intends to promote the motoring and supporting the most promising talents.
After a worldwide selection, the four girls who reached the final stage - in addition to Weug, the French Doriane Pin and the Brazilian Antonella Bassani and Julia Ayoub - faced trials that highlighted not only their pure speed but also their potential. .
Maya inherited a passion for motorsport from her father and was already on a kart at the age of seven.
At Christmas 2011 she received a kart of her own as a gift, and from that moment nothing has been able to detach her from competitions.
"I will remember this day forever! I am beside myself with the joy of becoming the first driver of the Ferrari Academy - the words of Maya - which makes me understand that I did well to pursue my dream. I will give everything to show who he believed in me that I deserve to wear the colors of the Academy ".
"It is a memorable moment in Maya's career - comments FIA president Jean Todt -. The 'Girls on Track' program is the key to our commitment to supporting gender diversity in our sport".
"It is a fundamental moment in the history of Scuderia Ferrari and its Academy, born in 2009 to forge the future Formula 1 drivers of our team - says team principal, Mattia Binotto -. Maya's arrival is a tangible sign of commitment of the Scuderia to make motorsport increasingly inclusive "