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F1 Academy docuseries confirmed: Oscar-winning actor to produce

The show will provide behind-the-scenes access to the drama and personalities of the all-female junior catagory.

F1 Academy pre-season test 2023
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Formula 1 has announced a partnership with production company Hello Sunshine for a docuseries covering the new, all-female F1 Academy.

The F1 Academy got underway last weekend at the Red Bull Ring with 15 female drivers racing for five established junior category teams, with the series taking on six further rounds this year before aligning with the F1 calendar next year.

To ramp up excitement and exposure for those competing, the new docuseries will follow each driver to offer 'exclusive, behind-the-scenes access' and highlight the drama of the races, as well as the personal stories of the competitors.

Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon will be Executive Producer alongside F1's Head of Original Content Isabelle Stewart, with the show likely to follow the successful formula presented by Drive to Survive on Netflix.

Wolff on F1 Academy docuseries

“F1 Academy is going to drive change in the motorsport industry as we create the best possible structure to find and nurture female talent both on and off the racetrack," said F1 Academy Managing Director Susie Wolff.

"We want to inspire women around the world to follow their dreams, and by partnering with Hello Sunshine, who are leaders in telling inspirational female stories, we will reach a global audience and empower the next generation of young women to break down barriers in motorsport and beyond.”

Hello Sunshine CEO Sarah Harden added: “Formula 1 has established itself as not only a global powerhouse but also a forward-thinking competition that is committed to creating equal opportunities for women.

"As the remarkable women of the ground-breaking F1 Academy prepare to make history, we’re honoured to have the opportunity to document the many captivating narratives both on and off the track.”

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