Doriane Pin, a young and promising endurance racer, has committed to the F1 Academy for the 2024 season. The French driver also joins Mercedes F1, who will support her entry and provide her with their colors for the season.
Moreover, Doriane Pin will receive backing from Iron Dames, a program established by Deborah Mayer, where she has been competing since her endurance racing debut. After achieving a podium in the WEC last year, she made her single-seater debut late last year and showed impressive performance. This trial was likely to confirm a program in the F1 Academy.
“I am incredibly happy to join the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team’s Junior program and to represent the team in the F1 Academy this year with Prema Racing,” the French driver stated. “A new chapter begins, and I am proud to take this next step with such a prestigious team and the Iron Dames project.”
“I am grateful for their trust and honored to race in their colors. Moving to single-seaters was a clear goal for my career, and being in this environment is an excellent approach. I am working very hard to reach the highest level of this sport and am excited to start racing.”
Wolff Eager to “Assist” Doriane Pin’s Progress
Toto Wolff, the director of Mercedes F1, is thrilled to sign such a promising driver and to have her compete in the F1 Academy under their banner, hoping to see her excel: “Doriane is an exciting talent, and we’re delighted to begin our involvement in the F1 Academy by selecting her as our driver.”
“We’ve been closely monitoring her progress over the past few years, as she has continually impressed. The fantastic support from Deborah Mayer and the Iron Dames organization has enabled her to showcase her abilities thus far.”
“She has fully capitalized on this opportunity with determination and skill. We are now looking forward to working together with Iron Dames, Prema Racing, and the F1 Academy, to help Doriane take the next step in her career.”
“An Interesting Challenge,” Says Deborah Mayer
Deborah Mayer also praised Doriane Pin’s performances since joining Iron Dames and believes it’s the right time for the French racer to venture into single-seaters. It’s a risky move, but it doesn’t preclude a return to endurance racing if the results don’t materialize.
“It’s extraordinary for a 20-year-old woman to join the Mercedes F1 team, one of the most prestigious teams. Since her entry into the Iron Dames project in 2021, Doriane has demonstrated talent, determination, and exceptional maturity,” Mayer commended.
“Becoming a member of the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team Junior program is a promising step in her young career. As the F1 Academy has evolved, engaging in its second season promises to be an interesting challenge for her.”
“It’s also a wonderful and very positive symbol of the resonance and impact that the Iron Dames project can have in terms of talent development and fulfillment. We are proud and thrilled to continue supporting Doriane in reaching as far as she can in realizing her dream.”
Doriane Pin Joins Mercedes F1 and the F1 Academy in 2024. Doriane Pin Joins Mercedes F1 and the F1 Academy in 2024
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