Former Sauber F1 boss Monisha Kaltenborn has set up her own Formula 4 team named KDC Racing.
Kaltenborn became the first female F1 team principal when she took charge of Sauber in 2010.
She then left Sauber last year after a fall out with the team’s new owners ‘Longbow Finance’ with Frederic Vasseur taking over.
Her new venture will see the Indian run KDC Racing in the German and Italian Formula 4 series under a Swiss licence out of a factory in Granollers, just down from the Catalunya circuit.
The team is a joint venture with French-Monegasque Businesswomen Emily di Comberti.
“Motorsport was and is my great passion,” Kaltenborn told Auto Bild.
“I’ve been in a responsible position in Motorsport for nearly 20 years, so it’s only logical for me to continue here, and I’ll have a significant impact on the team’s strategy as a co-owner, with my primary responsibility being talented young drivers preparing for their future racing career – my many years of Formula 1 experience will help.
“For me, Formula 4 is still a new and exciting race series in which I see a lot of potentials – in particular, the development of young drivers, some of which will be among the best in their field.
“In my opinion, Formula 4 shows who has the makings of a world champion.”
KDC Racing has yet to announce their driver line up but has said they will do so shortly.