Lana hits the circuit on the international stage

31 May

'More than Equal' is a global specialised development program, co-founded by former British motorsports race driver, David Coulthard. This initiative is dedicated to developing and nurturing the next generation of young female racing talent through specialist direction and high-performance coaching. 

As part of the program's launch, Lana and five other young female drivers from around the globe (from Austria, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Slovakia and the UK) have recently undergone technical and tactical coaching at the prestigious Wurz Test and Training Center in Austria last month, May 2024. This renowned facility hosts world-class innovative track features, optimising the training and driving experience for motorsports users. 

Lana, at just 12-years-old, was the youngest to join this inaugural group of female F1 drivers. Lana has had an extensive history of driving success, becoming the first female driver in over 25 years to win Newcastle's multi-round Australian Karting Championships. The young motorsports superstar underwent a rigorous and grueling selection process to make the 'More Than Equal' program, having her performance closely monitored by driver coaches Jordan King and Sarah Moore, as well as ex-British Cycling coach Tom Stanton. 

Although our school does not offer F1 Driver training as part of its extra-curricular program, St Aidan's will always support each of our students in their individual endeavours. We are honoured to share Lana's success with the wider St Aidan's community.

Read more about Lana in her interview with the ABC.

Congratulations Lana. You are born to fly!