Dare to be Dif­fer­ent en­cour­ages en­gi­neers

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For­mer Wil­liams F1 test driver Susie Wolff ’s Dare to be Dif­fer­ent ini­tia­tive, run in as­so­ci­a­tion with the MSA, is host­ing events aim­ing to en­cour­age young girls aged eight to 11 into mo­tor­sport ca­reers, in­clud­ing those in en­gi­neer­ing.

Ear­lier this month, the third Dare to be Dif­fer­ent event was held at Day­tona Milton Keynes, with a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties for fe­males aimed at dif­fer­ent as­pects of the mo­tor­sport in­dus­try.

“For these girls to be do­ing things like pit-stop chal­lenges, test­ing their en­gi­neer­ing skills as well as kart­ing and me­dia, they gain ex­pe­ri­ence in so many di­verse dis­ci­plines,” said deputy team prin­ci­pal and Dare to be Dif­fer­ent am­bas­sador Clare Wil­liams.

“It is a great snap­shot of the sport, some­thing which will hope­fully leave a last­ing im­pres­sion so when they come to choose their sub­jects, they’ll think, ‘you know what, I’d love a ca­reer in mo­tor sport’. It may pro­pel them to do some­thing.”

The next event will be held at Knock­hill in Scotland on Au­gust 25. Visit dare­tobe­d­if­fer­ent.org

Wil­liams: ex­pe­ri­ence gained

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