Dare to be Different encourages engineers
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
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