Susie Wolff has been named executive director of the F1 Academy, a series run exclusively by women with the goal of advancing female drivers in the sport.
It was announced in November and will feature five teams of three vehicles competing in seven events with three races each.
This is a chance to encourage real progress in our sector, wrote Wolff on Twitter.
Prior to last year, Wolff, a former competitive driver, served as team principal for the Venturi Formula E team.
“I think the F1 Academy can represent something beyond racing by creating the best structure to discover and nurture female talent on their journey to the elite levels of motorsport, on and off track,” Wolff continued.
“It can motivate women everywhere to pursue their goals and understand that with ability and passion