- In a historic move, every single race venue will embrace FIA’s Girls on Track experience, welcoming over 1,650 local girls in Season 10.
- A selected participant will stand amongst champions, joining the ceremonies team on the victory podium at every race, a testament to the programme’s significance.
Formula E and FIA welcome more girls than ever to join “Girls on Track” at Formula E races next season, with an exciting first – a role on the winner’s podium
Formula E and the FIA have unveiled an enhanced edition of the FIA Girls on Track programme for the upcoming season, featuring a record number of girls. Notably, this season will mark a historic moment as girls will have the opportunity to take centre stage on the race winner’s podium for the very first time.
Expanding its reach, the programme, designed for girls aged 12 to 18, is set to make waves across all 11 race weekends in the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. This marks a significant leap from its previous presence at five race weekends. Over 1,650 girls will join the action-packed Formula E events in iconic cities such as Mexico City, Diriyah, Hyderabad, São Paulo, Tokyo, Misano, Monaco, Berlin, Shanghai, Portland, and London.
Deborah Mayer, FIA Women in Motorsport Commission President, said:
“I am delighted to see FIA Girls on Track program back for the milestone tenth season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The FIA Women in Motorsport Commission is firmly committed to increasing female participation in motor sport at all levels and in all domains. As such, FIA Girls on Track offers the perfect platform to introduce young girls and women to motorsport and all the many and varied career opportunities it presents.”
Now in its sixth year, Formula E continues its impactful journey, having touched the lives of over 2,500 girls across 15 race weekends. Pioneering women from various professions within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship paddock have been instrumental in delivering not only thrilling racing experiences but also hosting inspirational and educational workshops, leaving a lasting imprint on the next generation of talented individuals.
Exciting enhancements to the program include:
- On-podium representation: FIA Girls on Track participants will take centre stage on the podium after each race, spotlighting female inclusion in motorsport.
- Immersive work experience: ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will offer hands-on work experience opportunities during race week.
- Educational workshops: Over 100 girls will engage in workshops at the track, with an additional 50 participating in career talks at local universities in each race market.
- Online resources: Formula E’s website now hosts resources showcasing essential skills and career paths within motorsport, including details about upcoming FIA Girls on Track initiatives.
- Revamped brand identity: A fresh and improved brand identity for ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to better resonate with and reflect the women involved in the initiative.
- Sustained engagement: The programme will emphasise increased engagement with past participants, providing ongoing education and enhancing their understanding of diverse career opportunities within motorsport.
Julia Palle, Vice President Sustainability, Formula E, said:
“We are thrilled to take FIA Girls on Track to the next level and set the standard for how sporting organisations can truly educate, upskill and integrate the next generation of female leaders into their workforce. Taking bold, innovative steps is in our DNA and our commitment for furthering gender equality is no different. Looking around the paddock we see more and more women who have benefitted from the programme and progressed into the industry which underlines both the effectiveness of the programme as well as the importance of why we must continue to maximise its potential. We like all other sports must go further, faster, in championing gender equality around the world.”
The impactful presence of women in the FIA Girls on Track program mirrors the inclusive spirit of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The programme goes beyond mere presentations, providing participating girls with an immersive and enlightening experience by granting them exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the intricate operations of race days. As we witness the convergence of talent, passion and opportunity, the FIA Girls on Track initiative stands as a beacon of empowerment, fostering a new generation of leaders within the dynamic world of Formula E.