Doriane Pin joins Mercedes

Doriane Pin joins Mercedes F1

January 19, 2024

Doriane Pin has been revealed as a member of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Junior Programme for the 2024 season. She will be representing Mercedes during the 2024 F1 Academy season. 

Pin has taken part in Le Mans Cup, the Ferrari Challenge Europe, and the World Endurance Championship. She won the Ferrari Challenge Europe in 2022 and is currently driving for PREMA Racing. 

Pin has also recorded wins in the 24 Hours of Spa and won the European Le Mans Series in the GTE-AM class in 2022. 

Speaking about joining Mercedes, Doriane Pin commented:

I am incredibly happy to join the Mercedes Junior Programme and to represent the team in F1 Academy this year with Prema Racing. A new chapter begins, and I am proud to make this next step in such a prestigious team and with the Iron Dames project. I am grateful for their trust and honoured to race for their colours.

Moving into single-seaters was a clear objective for my career, and to be in this environment is a great approach. I am working very hard to reach the top level of this sport and I cannot wait to go racing.

Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, added:

Doriane is an exciting talent and we’re pleased to begin our participation in F1 Academy with her as our chosen driver. We have kept a close eye on her development in recent years as she has consistently impressed. The fantastic support of Deborah Mayer and the Iron Dames organisation has enabled her to display her abilities to this point; she has taken full advantage of that opportunity with determination and skill. We now look forward to working in conjunction with Iron Dames, Prema Racing, and F1 Academy, to support Doriane as she takes the next step in her career.

Gwen Lagrue, Driver Development Advisor, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, said:

We’re delighted to have Doriane join our junior programme. She is an incredibly exciting talent; her results in endurance racing highlight the promise she has and her first few races in single-seaters have been extremely encouraging.We are looking forward to working with her this year and not only helping her growth as a driver but competing at the sharp end in F1 Academy. We fully believe she is capable of fighting for the title this year and going on to further success in the single-seater pyramid.

Deborah Mayer, Project Founder, Iron Dames, said:

It’s extraordinary for a young woman of 20 to join the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, one of the most prestigious teams in Formula 1. Since her entry into the Iron Dames project in 2021, Doriane has been a demonstration of talent, determination, and exceptional maturity. Becoming a member of the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team Junior Programme is a promising step in her young career.

As F1 Academy has developed, lining-up for its second season promises to be an interesting challenge for her. This is also a wonderful and very positive symbol of the resonance and impact that the Iron Dames project can have in nurturing and blossoming talent. We are proud and delighted to be able to continue to support Doriane as she takes her dream as far as possible.

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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