Pulling doubles up in 2024
Rising star Abbi Pulling has announced an exciting two-pronged racing programme for 2024. The 20-year-old from Lincolnshire will remain with the Rodin Carlin team to contest the full F1 Academy season and, giving her even more valuable time behind the wheel, she will also race in the ROKiT British F4 Championship when calendars permit.
Pulling was one of the pace-setters in the inaugural F1 Academy, taking a total of seven podiums and two pole positions on her way to fifth overall in the final standings. Now she returns for a second season with ongoing support from the Alpine Academy. Once again, her Tatuus F4-T421 chassis will sport an F1 style BWT livery as one of the ten drivers who will be supported directly by teams from the Grand Prix paddock.
Furthering the link with F1, all seven rounds of next year’s F1 Academy will be supporting globe-trotting Grands Prix. The spread-out schedule kicks off in Saudi Arabia in early March and concludes nine months later back in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi. Miami, Barcelona, Zandvoort, Singapore and Qatar are also on the high-profile bill.
Providing the promising Pulling with even more on-track experience, she will also return to the British F4 Championship when dates don’t clash. She is no stranger to the fiercely-fought UK series having impressed when finishing sixth in the 2020 standings with four podiums and then posted further podiums in 2021 before being forced to withdraw mid-season due to budget issues.
“I’m ecstatic to be coming back with Rodin Carlin in 2024,” she enthused. “We had some highs and lows in our 2023 campaign, but it was the best group of people to work with and learn with; it really feels like a second family.
“We’re pushing hard for 2024, and I think we have an exciting year lined up. We’re going to quite a few unknown tracks such as Jeddah and Qatar, so the limited track time prior to the new events will be a good challenge together as a team. I’m honoured to be representing Alpine for another season in the F1 Academy and thank them for their continued support with my development.
“It’s also going to be really great to be head back to the British F4 Championship – there’s certainly some unfinished business there and I’m pleased to be able to race in such a brilliant championship with [2023 Team Champions] Rodin Carlin where they have such a great history – I think we’re in for a great year together!”