ChallengesIf the road to the highest level of motorsport was easy

women would have been competing for many years. And yet, the last time a woman competed on actual raceday was in 1975.

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Holistic Support System

There needs to be a specific process for a support system for underrepresented groups in Formula 1. From global scouting, to training them younger, and developing both mental and physical strength as early as promising male drivers receive it.

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Super Licence Points

The FIA Super Licence is a requirement to compete at the highest level of motorsport, and the applicant must meet the requirements of the FIA's International Sporting Code. A key component is accumulating 40 Super Licence Points across 3 consecutive seasons (30 for now due to Covid 19). Bear in mind that winning an endurance or regional championship, or a women-specific series only brings in half of those required points.

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Physical Strength

Formula 1 is considered one of the most demanding sports – both mentally and physically. Cardiorespiratory responses akin to soccer players for the duration of over two hours, up to 5G force testing neck strength, power, and overall physicality – data-driven insights and research will point towards barriers which need to be minimised.

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Access

No racer, male or female, can succeed at the highest level without extensive racing opportunities in the car, supported by access to simulators and exhaustive training programmes. This requires a high level of access to resources and funds.