Reviews First woman at Ferrari: "With a helmet we are all the same"

19:56  15 february  2021
19:56  15 february  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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Maya Weug doesn't see it as a burden to be the first woman in the Ferrari academy for youngsters. Weug will drive in Formula 4 in the coming season.

Erste Frau bei Ferrari: © Provided by sport1.de First woman at Ferrari: "With a helmet we are all the same"

Maya Weug does not see it as a burden to be the first woman in the Ferrari academy.

"It's a good feeling. But you don't see the difference between boys and girls as soon as the helmets are on. Then we are all the same," said the 16-year-old Dutch woman from Bild .

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Weug won a casting for several months at the end of January as part of the "FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars" initiative. In the coming season she will be driving in Formula 4 and at the same time supported in the academy of the famous Formula 1 racing team .

"To be the first woman in the Ferrari Driver Academy is of course historic," said Weug, who started karting at the age of seven: "I'm happy that I can show that it's possible. And maybe I am also a bit of an inspiration for girls who want to get started with motorsport in general by being able to show them that nothing can stop them and they don't have to give up. "

Disadvantages in the men's world She "didn't really" experience motorsport because of her gender, Weug protested: "It's just that guys don't really like it when a girl is faster than them." Your dream? "To be a Formula 1 driver one day. That would of course be very nice."

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