Promising youngster Lilou Wadoux is the first official female Ferrari Competizioni GT driver. Born in Amiens on 10 April 2001, the Frenchwoman is a rising star in the international endurance racing scene despite only embarking on her competitive career in 2017 after taking her first steps in karting.
Lilou trained in the Peugeot one-make series before making a name for herself in the Alpine Elf Europa Cup championship. The 21-year-old Frenchwoman’s potential emerged in 2022 when she debuted in the World Endurance Championship in the LMP2 class for the Richard Mille Racing Team. She closed the season with four top-ten finishes. For two years running, in 2021 and 2022, she was selected to compete in the FIA WEC rookie test and became the first female Hypercar driver at the 8 Hours of Bahrain in November. During that session, she also had the chance to climb into the cockpit of the Ferrari 488 GTE, the car with which she will represent Richard Mille AF Corse in the LMGTE Am class of the next World Endurance Championship.
Lilou’s appointment as a Ferrari Competizioni GT official driver underlines the Prancing Horse Manufacturer’s long-standing focus on the role of women in motorsport. This is also reflected in the partnership between the Ferrari Driver Academy and the “FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars” programme, created by the Women in Motorsport Commission of the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
Lilou Wadoux: “I am thrilled and incredibly proud to join the Ferrari family. Becoming an official driver is a dream come true and brings great responsibility. However, hard work always pays off, and I will do my best to repay the people who have believed in me from the outset. This new position is an important step in my young career, but I am ready to give my all and represent one of the world’s most famous marques”.