Formula One has confirmed details of a new women's racing series called F1 Academy

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It aims to provide a platform for women drivers to pursue a career in racing

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The F1 Academy will have five teams, run by existing F2 and F3 teams

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F1 says they will provide €150,000 (£130,000) of funding for each car

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The series will be run by Bruno Michel, who also manages F3 and F2

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F1 says it will be an 'additional route' for young women alongside the W Series

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This series will start in 2023

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The last female to race in F1 was Lella Lombardi back in 1976

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