Who Is Maya Weug?

Maya Weug
Maya Weug

She is all of 19. Racing is her second nature. As a matter of fact, racing to her is pretty much what swimming in the ocean is to the goldfish. She likes going fast behind the wheels of a four wheel race car and overtaking and competing with sheer grit come naturally to her. There is more to Maya Weug than meets the eye.

Incredibly talented and a natural in a race car, this multi-lingual Belgian-Dutch-Spanish racing driver is about to start what might well be the next big chapter in her racing journey.

After all, it is not everyday that one gets to drive for a team as revered Prema Racing- right? One of the best and big chapters in the life of an F1 driver in the works.

So as the Ferrari driver academy’s incredibly talented recruit is all set to begin the next chapter in her career, there is buzz as also widespread emotion.

As a matter of fact, there is a real reason as to why Maya Weug is making news especially at this point in time.

Founded, lest it is forgotten in 1983, the Prema Racing team has become the first this year to announce the troika of their drivers for the brand new season. And interestingly, one among them is the hugely talented Maya Weug, a key member of the Ferrari Driver Academy.

She’s all set to join the Italian racing team in a bid to compete in the all-female series.

A special purpose program instituted to spot and train the next level talent among females in the realm of motorsports, it was the FIA Girls On Track where Maya Weug first tasted success and to good measure. She simply aced it.

That being told, the following insights were shared about Maya Weug by the F1 official website that happened to elaborate a bit about the relatively less-known entity as far as the top annals of Motorsport are concerned:


Stepping up to single-seaters in 2021, Weug had two consecutive campaigns in Italian F4, earning a best result of sixth. Last year saw the 19-year-old join the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine grid, claiming one rookie victory alongside several top-10 finishes.

To further add more perspective on just what racing and Ferrari, in particular, mean for the young, up and coming racer, the following is what Maya Weug happened to share on her current journey in the sport:

I’m super excited to get back on track this season! 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,” said Weug.

“It is a great honor 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!”

All of that said, that day is not far- or is it still- where some o the world’s most renowned and exciting names, regardless of gender will get to race on a common grid that won’t differentiate between a man and a woman. Or maybe, we are still living in an age where the sport we so love is yet to fully absorb its own essence that reads: We Race As One.

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