Lia Block, the 17-year-old rally prodigy and daughter of the late Ken Block, is set to represent Williams in the 2024 F1 Academy. This marks her first full season of open-wheel racing.
– Lia Block, the daughter of late rally star Ken Block, joins the Williams Driver Academy.
– She will represent Williams in the 2024 F1 Academy, marking her first full season in open-wheel racing.
– Block has a background in rallying and the all-electric Extreme E series.
– Her father, Ken Block, was a renowned rally driver with a massive online following.
– Lia’s move to F1 Academy comes after a single-seater testing programme.
Lia Block is not new to the racing world. She began competing in rallying in 2021 and participated in the all-electric Extreme E series. However, her move to the F1 Academy marks a significant shift in her career, as it will be her first full season of open-wheel racing.
Block’s father, Ken Block, was a well-known figure in the rally world. He competed in 24 rounds of the World Rally Championship and gained a large internet following for his daring Gymkhana videos. Tragically, he was killed in a snowmobile accident earlier this year.
As part of the Williams Racing Driver Academy, Block will receive full support from the team. They will assist in her learning and development throughout the F1 Academy season.
“I am so excited to be joining the Williams Driver Academy and competing in F1 Academy in 2024!” said Block. “This is something I never could have dreamed of. I can’t wait to embrace this new experience and learn as much as possible.”