Alice Buckley: FIA Girls On Track Finalist

Queensland karter Alice Buckley has been selected as one of the 14 finalists in the FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars Program.

The FIA Women in Motorsport Commission has whittled the applications down to six senior drivers and eight junior drivers, representing 12 countries (see below).

The selected Rising Stars will now take part in two separate training camps hosted at the Winfield Racing School at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France.

Having been assessed on track in karts as well as off track in various workshops, just four drivers in each category will be selected to participate in the decisive Ferrari Driver Academy karting and Formula 4 Scouting Camps in November.

The winning junior driver will participate in an international karting season with financial support from the Ferrari Driver Academy.

The selected senior driver will potentially become the third female to have the chance to join the Ferrari Driver Academy (following Maya Weug and Laura Camps Torres) where she will begin development of a professional career in motor sport and compete in Formula 4 with the FIA Girls on Track main partner, the Iron Dames project.


 The 14 Junior and Senior drivers are:

Junior category: Born between 31.03.2008 – 31.12.2010

First NameLast NameCountry
ZoeFlorescu PotoleaItaly

Senior category: Born between 01.01.2006 – 31.03.2008

First NameLast NameCountry
Chloe AnnaGrantUK

 “I am pleased with this quality selection, which brings together talented young women from all over the world thanks to the essential detection and support work of our clubs” said Deborah Mayer, FIA Women in Motorsport Commission President.

“I would also like to thank all our partners: Ferrari Driver Academy, Iron Dames, Pirelli, OMP, Winfield, Circuit Paul Ricard, 321 performance. Each of them contributes greatly to the uniqueness and success of FIA Girls on Track – Rising Stars.  

“These 14 girls will have a wonderful and challenging experience that could put them on the road to professional careers. They are part of the next generation of female motor sport talent that the FIA is committed to promoting and helping make their dream possible.”


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