Aston Martin F1 Academy Reveals 17-Year-Old Swiss Junior as 2024 Driver

Aston Martin has chosen 17-year-old Swiss driver Tina Hausmann, who has previously raced in Formula 4, to join their F1 Academy, where she will be mentored by Jessica Hawkins.

Highlights

‣ The Williams team has found a driver for the ’24 F1 Academy in Lia Block, and Aston Martin has chosen Swiss junior, Tina Hausmann, for the women’s racing class.
‣ Tina Hausmann, a 17-year-old Swiss driver, has experience racing in Formula 4 and will be co-racing in the F1 Academy next season.
‣ Hausmann will receive mentorship and support from Jessica Hawkins, who previously tested in an F1 car.
‣ Hausmann expressed her enthusiasm for racing competitively, having started karting at age seven and transitioning to competitive racing at age 13.


Just a week back, Williams dropped the big news. They’ve found their driver for the ’24 F1 Academy. The lucky one? Lia Block. But that’s not all. Aston Martin’s team, led by James Vowles, has also found their ace. They’re introducing a woman to the racing class. And the chosen one is a Swiss junior, ready to fill the Academy seat.

The name’s Tina Hausmann. A 17-year-old Swiss driver, she’s no stranger to the track. She’s raced in Formula 4, and now, she’s gearing up to co-race in the F1 Academy next season. But she’s not alone. Jessica Hawkins will be there, guiding her, supporting her. Hawkins isn’t a new face. She’s the one who tested an F1 car at the Hungaroring in late September. Remember?

Hausmann loves it at Aston Martin. “Everybody’s smiling and it’s just a happy place,” she says. She finds the people welcoming, friendly. It already feels like family, she says. And it’s only her first day! She’s had a tour of the facility, tried a few laps around Monza on the sim. Things are looking good.

Hausmann knew she wanted to race competitively pretty early on. “I started karting when I was seven, just as a hobby and for fun,” she shares. But at 13, something changed. She wanted to do this competitively. She wanted to go in this direction. And at 16, she got her first taste of F4. It was a big step, but she loved it.

Hausmann recently visited the AMRTC to meet her new teammates and check out her new home. You can get to know our new @f1academy driver, Tina Hausmann, through this tweet.

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Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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