This article contains sections from the Formula 1 wire released on the Corporate site.
Formula 1 has announced a plan to include students from under-represented groups into the world of Formula 1.
Formula 1 announced last year that as a sport we would focus specifically on creating employment and education opportunities for under-represented groups with a personal contribution of $1 million from Non- Executive Chairman, Chase Carey to finance primarily, but not exclusively, engineering-focused scholarships for underrepresented students.
In total, ten scholarships will be awarded to different universities across Great Britain and Italy.
Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Formula 1, said: “Formula 1 is a global sport with fans across the world. We want to be as diverse as our fan base and that is why we are taking action to ensure talented people from underrepresented groups have the best opportunities to get into, and build, a fantastic career in this amazing sport. I am delighted to announce that scholars, apprentices, and interns will get the chance to fulfill their dreams in Formula 1 and I know they have amazing futures ahead of them. I want to pay particular thanks to Chase whose generous donation is funding the ten scholarships.
“Our #WeRaceAsOne platform is our commitment to make real change and shows our recognition that we know we must make a positive contribution to the world we live in. All of the teams are committed to this and the work of the Hamilton Commission shows the dedication to addressing these issues across Formula 1. Our focus is on Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability and Community and we will continue to drive forward with our plans to be more diverse, more sustainable and leave a lasting positive impact on the countries and communities we visit. We know we must continue to move forward on these issues and the whole sport is united in doing this in the months and years ahead.”