Formula E and the FIA announced the expansion of the number of women participating in the FIA Girls on Track program at Formula E races next season, which will also include a role on the race winners’ podium for the first time.
The program for girls aged 12 to 18 will extend to all 11 ABB FIA Formula E ABB World Championship race weekends in 2024, up from five race weekends in previous seasons.
More than 1,650 females will participate in Formula E races in Mexico City, Diriyah, Hyderabad, São Paulo, Tokyo, Misano, Monaco, Berlin, Shanghai, Portland and London.
Now in its sixth year, Formula E has positively impacted more than 2,500 girls at 15 race weekends, with leading female figures from a variety of professions throughout the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship paddock delivering educational and inspirational workshops.
Highlights of the newly enhanced program include:
An FIA Girls on Track participant is part of the ceremonial team and will be present on the victory podium after each race to highlight female inclusion in motorsport.
An immersive work experience offered by the ABB FIA Formula E FIA World Championship ecosystem at the track during race week.
A minimum of 100 girls participated in on-track workshops and another 50 participated in career talks at local universities at each race market.
Resources on the Formula E website highlighting necessary skills and career development opportunities within motorsport, including future FIA Girls on Track activations.
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A new and improved brand identity to better reflect and resonate with the women involved in the initiative, following the rebranding of the ABB FIA Formula E FIA World Championship at the start of season 9.
Further engagement with those who have already participated in activations to further develop their education and understanding of career opportunities.
Women participating in FIA Girls on Track come from all corners of the ABB FIA Formula E ABB FIA World Championship, including teams, partners and sponsors.
Presentations are given on topics including broadcasting, health and safety, technology, engineering, driving and media roles, and participating girls get full behind-the-scenes access to race day operations.