Emmanouilides reaches final for special engineer award

Friday 02 December, 2022
Krystina Emmanouilides was nominated for the McLaren Applied Female Engineer of the Year award.
Australian Krystina Emmanouilides has been recognised for her work in Formula 1 having been nominated for the McLaren Applied Female Engineer of the Year award.

Working as a CFD Development Engineer for Sauber Motorsport’s Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula 1 Team, Emmanouilides was one of three nominated for the award.

The award itself was created to recognise female talent in the world of motorsport engineering, highlighting McLaren Applied’s commitment to promote gender equality across the engineering industry.

Nominated alongside Red Bull Principal Strategy Engineer Hannah Schmitz and British Women Racing Drivers Club member Charlotte Phelps, Emmanouilides was recognised for her work at Alfa Romeo in addition to work in the diversity and inclusion field.

Currently a Girls on Track Ambassador for Motorsport Australia and a director for the Racing Pride, which promotes LGBTQI+ inclusion within motorsport, Emmanouilides took to social media to thank those for nominating her.

“Thanks to McLaren Applied and those who nominated me,” Emmanouilides wrote.

“So fantastic that our work at both Racing Pride and Girls on Track is not going unnoticed.

“Big shout out to my fellow nominees and all women in the industry. We are part of the change.”

Unfortunately, Emmanouilides did not win the award, which was announced as part of the 2022 World Motorsport Symposium, with Schmitz ultimately recognised for her key role in Red Bull securing the 2022 Formula 1 Constructors' Championship.
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