McLaren Unveils Bianca Bustamante’s Car

McLaren, Bianca Bustamante's Car

McLaren’s Bianca Bustamante receives her “Papaya Orange”-coated challenger heading into the Formula 1 (F1) Academy’s second season. The British constructor teased the release of her car through an Instagram reel, showcasing the 19-year-old’s first interaction and its intricacies.  The news follows Scuderia Ferrari’s acquisition of seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton come 2025. Instagram: @mclaren and […]

Bianca Bustamante on EDSA Grand Prix and The Future of Filipino F1 Racing

Bianca Bustamante

Bianca Bustamante is on a path that is both magical and elusive. Very few sports capture the imagination and attention of Filipinos—basketball, boxing, volleyball, and most recently women’s football. Even fewer do so with athletes who can command society to a standstill, a “Manny Pacquiao” moment, if you will. Jaws are dropped, politicians flock to […]

Bianca Bustamante Becomes the First Female Driver for McLaren

Bianca Bustamante

Filipina motorsport driver Bianca Bustamante finds a new home in the Formula 1 (F1) Academy, signing with ART Grand Prix as a member of McLaren Racing in the division’s second season. The 18-year-old emerged in the coveted “Papaya Orange” on social media last October 18, 2023, which also saw McLaren F1 Team CEO Zack Brown […]

Bianca Bustamante Claims Second Formula 1 Academy Race Win

Bianca Bustamante Wins Second F1 Academy Race

PREMA Racing’s Bianca Bustamante outlasted the competition with a pole-position finish at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy, last July 9, 2023. The win marks Bustamante’s second victory in the tournament, who is now sixth in the Formula 1 Academy’s standings with 102-points—10 markers shy of a top-five position. Starting at the front of the grid, […]

Filipino F1 Academy Driver Bianca Bustamante Overcomes Pressure in Historic Win

Filipino F1 Driver Bianca Bustamante Historic Victory

Filipina Formula 1 Academy Driver Bianca Bustamante graced the checkered flag claiming her maiden victory at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The PREMA Racing driver received pole position honors and the win in the second leg of Valencia’s three-race tourney after finishing fifth in the previous contest. The second race of round two incurred a restart […]