Lia Block, the daughter of late rallying legend Ken Block, will symbolize Williams within the F1 Academy collection subsequent yr.
The Academy is geared toward getting ready younger feminine drivers to progress up the racing pyramid.
The collection will help F1 at seven races subsequent yr, together with Could’s Miami Grand Prix.
Block, 17, will race for ART Grand Prix alongside McLaren’s Bianca Bustamente.
Block received the 2023 American Rally Affiliation Open Two-Wheel Drive class, changing into the collection’ youngest ever champion.
She just lately carried out an open wheel automotive check to arrange for subsequent season.
Block may even work intently with Williams at its UK headquarters in Grove.
By working intently with current F1 and F2 groups like ART, F1 hopes the ladies collaborating within the Academy will acquire a priceless perception into what’s required to take the subsequent steps of their careers.
Williams boss James Vowles mentioned: “We’re excited to welcome Lia to Williams Racing as our F1 Academy driver for 2024. Lia has already achieved an amazing quantity in motorsport, has unbelievable pure expertise, and the champion mindset and dedication to make a hit of her journey into open-wheel racing.
“We can’t wait to get began on