The 19-year-old has been signed to race for Prema in 2024, and as the Ferrari representative, Weug will be racing in the colours of the Ferrari F1 team.
As a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, a place on the F1 Academy grid is a logical next step for Weug’s career, which has so far seen her compete in the Italian and ADAC Formula 4 championships for the Iron Lynx and Iron Dames teams in 2021 and ’22. A move to the Formula Regional European Championship in 2023 yielded several points finishes in a highly competitive field.
Weug’s announcement completes the Prema line-up for 2024, the Ferrari driver joins Doriane Pin and Tina Hausmann in the three-driver team.
“I’m super excited to get back on track this season!” Weug said. “I’m sure it will be a great season working together with such a prestigious team as Prema in the second year of an interesting category like F1 Academy.
“It is a great honour to represent Ferrari again this season and I can’t wait to continue the hard work with the Academy and Prema to prepare the season the best way possible.”
Prema Team Principal, Rene Rosin said: "We deeply respected Maya as a competitor, and we were always impressed by her potential and achievements. We are really delighted to finally get her on board for the second season of F1 Academy, and we think we will do a great job together.
“Our line-up is really promising, with three outstanding racers and the support of three great Formula 1 teams. We are proud of the trust we received and cannot wait for the season to start."