Carrie Schreiner announced as second ART Grand Prix racer for inaugural F1 Academy season
ART Grand Prix have confirmed German racer Carrie Schreiner as their second of three drivers for the inaugural F1 Academy season, partnering Lena Buhler.
Schreiner, 24, began her career in karting, becoming the first female to win the 2012 ADAC Kart Masters in the X30 Junior Category. After competing in British and German F4 in 2016, she switched to GT and endurance racing, claiming both the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East (Pro-Am) and DMV Gran Turismo Touring Car Cup (GT3 Class) titles in 2018.
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Schreiner also became the first woman to win a race in the selective Porsche Sports Cup and in 2021, she finished fifth in the Italian GT Championship.
Reflecting on her move to F1 Academy, Schreiner said: “It’s a great honour to be driving for ART Grand Prix. Not many teams have the amount of records they do, or have been champion so many times. I am proud to be joining the list of their drivers and excited about what we can achieve together. I think it’s an important step that F1 has its own championship for women.
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“The car is quite similar to an F4 car and I had some experience in this category a few years ago. It will certainly be fun to drive the car with the new aero and with a team like ART. I have the best requirements I need to perform well. I will give everything to achieve the best results and compete for front positions.”
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ART Team Principal Sebastien Philippe added: “I’m happy to welcome Carrie into our team. Her experience and technical background will be important pillars for building a strong career in the new F1 Academy championship. She has already proven that she can adapt to some very different championships and I have no doubt she will find her feet right from the start of the season.”
Schreiner has become the fifth driver to be announced for the new all-women series alongside team mate Buhler, Jessica Edgar at Carlin, PREMA Racing’s Bianca Bustamante and Nerea Marti at Campos.
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