Academy drivers, F1 is a race off the track as well as on the track, with teams fighting to develop the fastest... There's more... drivers or junior drivers are signed to a team as part of the team’s programme to identify and nurture future drivers. This will often include significant financial support as well as immersion within all aspects of the team.
Academy drivers are often picked up in carting and supported through the junior formulas, with a select few obtaining a coveted F1 is the pinnacle of open wheel, single seater car racing and arguably the highest level of any motorsport globally.... There's more... seat. Like all drivers, the academy drivers are contracted and have obligations back to the team. This may take the form of Drivers have to talk to the press. When you see a driver go directly from the track to interviews, it's... There's more..., sim driving or filling a practice session requirement.
The following F1 teams currently run an academy programme.
- Alpine F1 Team, competing as BWT Alpine F1 Team, is a Formula One constructor which made its debut at the... There's more... Academy – Alpine F1 Team OK, so we all know what the driver is, right. I've always liked the description that F1 drivers are like... There's more... Programme
- Scuderia Ferrari S.p.A. is the racing division of luxury Italian auto manufacturer Ferrari based in Marinello, Italy The 2022 Ferrari... There's more... Driver Academy – An Italian word meaning 'Stable' and is used in both the Scuderia Ferrari and Scuderia AlphaTauri team names. First used... There's more... Ferrari Driver Programme
- Mercedes-Benz, a brand of the Mercedes-Benz Group, has been involved in Formula One as both team owner and engine manufacturer... There's more... Junior Team – Mercedes An iconic sports car brand, AMG was founded in 1967 by two former Mercedes-Benz engineers. The company would go by... There's more... Petronas Driver Programme
- McLaren Racing Limited is a British motor racing team, under the Marque of the Mclaren Group, based at the McLaren... There's more... Young Driver Programme – McLaren F1 team Driver Programme
- Red Bull Racing, also simply known as Red Bull or RBR and competing as Oracle Red Bull Racing in 2022,... There's more... Junior Team – Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri Driver Programme
- Sauber Motorsport AG is a Swiss motorsport engineering company. It was founded in 1970 by Peter Sauber, who progressed through... There's more... Junior Team – 'Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN' is the sponsored name of the Sauber Motorsport F1 team. Sauber Motorsport AG is a... There's more... Racing Driver Programme
- Williams Racing is one of Formula 1's longest-running and most successful teams. Founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick... There's more... Driver Academy – Williams F1 team Driver Programme