Formula 4. Maya’s journey continues

Maranello 11 July 2021

This weekend, the 17 year old Ferrari Driver Academy student was racking up the miles competing at Zandvoort. A collision in Race 2 made for a difficult weekend.

The second round of the ADAC Formula 4 championship took place this weekend at the Zandvoort circuit, the series being part of the plan drawn up for Maya Weug by the Ferrari Driver Academy for her first year in single-seaters. The weather was perfect and the strong wind that can be a feature here fortunately did not put in an appearance.

Race-1. Qualifying took place on Friday and Maya was 17th fastest in both sessions. In Race 1, she finished the 18 lap race in 18th place, making her the third best rookie. The 4.259 kilometre-long Zandvoort track is very technical with 14 corners, not easy for first-timers, so Maya’s performance is creditable in the circumstances.  

Races-2 and 3. Weug started the second race hoping to get as close as possible to a top ten 10 finish. Unfortunately, she had a very short race, having to retire on lap 5 after a collision. This unfortunate outcome also affected her grid position for Race 3 and Maya lined up on the back row. She did not lose heart and made up seven places to take the chequered flag in 15th place, just three seconds off the points places and third best rookie.

On to Imola. Maya now has a week off, before racing again at Imola from 23 to 25 July in the fourth round of the Italian Formula 4 championship.