Girls on track for Grand Prix

Tuesday 10 March, 2020
The Motorsport Australia Dome will host a sample of FIA Girls on Track - Dare To Be Different activities, open to all school-aged children across the event

The first FIA Girls on Track - Dare to be Different event of the year will commence this weekend at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 in Melbourne.

Thirty-one girls and young women from Glen Waverley Secondary College, Middle Park Primary School, and Hillsmeade Primary School will participate in a series of activities with leading motorsport professionals.

Covering a broad scope within the motorsport industry, the activities include a STEM LEGO Education Workshop, pit stop challenge, Motum Simulator session, and fitness and reaction challenges. The girls will then experience a Supercars tour of the Erebus Motorsprot & Triple Eight Race Engineering garages.

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Facilitators include Australian FIA Girls on Track Ambassadors and motorsport professionals such as Romy Mayer, Jessica Dane, Charlotte Poynting, Belinda Riseley, and Emily Duggan.

The Motorsport Australia Dome, located within the Innovation & Tech Hub at the Australian Grand Prix, will be open to school-aged children of all genders throughout the event – with similar activities taking place resembling the Girls on Track event for all people to sample.

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Sydney will host the second Girls on Track event, with expressions of interest for the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships round at Sydney Motorsport Park now open.

Click here to register your school’s interest for the 27–28 March event in Sydney.



A selection of Australian ambassadors for the Australian FIA Girls on Track - Dare to be Different program also recently spoke at the Women in Automotive breakfast, providing insight and discussion about encouraging more women participating in motorsport.

A podcast from the event is available at the link above.

For more information about FIA Girls on Track - Dare to be Different, head to motorsport.org.au/girlsontrack.