Extreme E is launching a new Racing for All initiative, informed by the findings of the Hamilton Commission Report, which aims to support opportunities for a new generation of young mechanical and engineering talent to join the world’s most radical off-road electric racing series.
With The Hamilton Commission’s report - Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport – which was published last year, and programmes such as the FIA’s Girls on Track programme, Extreme E is aware of the substantial barriers of opportunity and bias that exist throughout the motorsport talent pipeline, from primary school age to those already in the industry.
With Extreme E team numbers limited to just five mechanics or engineers, Racing for All initiative provides an additional position for a sixth member to join each team to gain hands-on experience.
Lewis Hamilton, Seven-Time Formula 1TM World Champion and Team Owner of Extreme E Team X44, said: “We know from the findings of The Hamilton Commission that our industry is a tough place to break into, particularly for those from underrepresented backgrounds, which is why its so important that the Racing for All programme will be creating genuine opportunities for the next generation.
When I first discussed the idea of creating a programme with Alejandro and the Extreme E team, we all agreed that it had to be something which led to real change, and I believe Racing for All does just that. I’m so excited to see this program adopted across the paddock, and I can’t wait to see what the first group of Racing for All candidates goes on to achieve.”
- Hands-on experience to learn what it takes to be part of a professional race team
- A first step on the career ladder in a very competitive industry.
Criteria for the Initiative:
- No more than one year professional experience in motorsport.
As a sport designed with purpose at its heart, Extreme E seeks to inspire and empower all individuals, from all backgrounds, to be a part of motorsport, providing equal opportunities. The Championship believes we have an important role in motorsport to increase the opportunities for those who do not traditionally work in our sport and we actively encourage applicants from all walks of life.
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