No woman has raced in Formula One for nearly half a century, but a group of 13- and 14-year-old female racers is making its first moves on a long road that could lead to the top.

More Than Equal, an initiative co-founded by former racer David Coulthard and seeking to find and develop the first female F1 world champion, recently welcomed the first six drivers to its development program.

The cohort, four from Europe and one from Australia and Malaysia, took part in a training and assessment camp in Austria last week.