Sophia Flörsch has become the newest member of the Alpine Academy, joining the French team as part of the Race(H)er programme.

The 22-year-old racer recently joined the Formula 3 grid with PHM Racing by Charouz. She has become the third Alpine Academy member on the 2023 grid, alongside Hitech Pulse-Eight's Gabriele Minì and ART Grand Prix's Nikola Tsolov.

Flörsch made the step up to single-seaters in 2016, competing in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship and becoming the first female to score points in the series. From there, she drove in European F3 in 2018 and went on to finish seventh in the Formula Regional European Championship.

After graduating to F3 for the 2020 season, she then switched over to sportscar racing, participating in the Le Mans 24 Hours, the World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and DTM.

The Race(H)er is designed to help increase diversity within the wider Formula 1 team, alongside providing resources and training with the aim to fielding a female driver in F1 in the future.