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Paris, 20 June 2024 – Setting a precedent in the support of motorsport racers, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has launched two innovative projects while at the FIA 2024 Conference in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, namely: The Women in Motorsport Mentorship Programme and the Concussion Awareness Campaign.

Linked live to the FIA Women in Motorsport networking event, the Women in Motorsport Mentorship Programme pairs experienced women already in the sport – mentors - with those wanting to start their career – mentees -, thus, facilitating knowledge sharing as well as personal and professional growth, while fostering a culture of learning and collaboration.

The programme offers a great opportunity for mentors to share their experiences and perspectives to accelerate the mentee's development, while providing invaluable guidance, support, and insights that will help them navigate their professional journey.

Hosted online, participants will connect through a digital platform, ensuring flexible interaction regardless of location and ease of scheduling and resource sharing online. The application process for club participation and individual registrations is designed to be straightforward and efficient, with each club receiving a dedicated email containing a unique link to apply. Clubs are permitted to nominate up to two participants and applications will be processed on a 'first come, first serve' basis.

Commenting the launch of the new programme, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “It is important that motor sport diversifies and FIA is committed to making our sport more accessible to all. The Women in Motorsport Mentorship Programme will help to create a network of support and learning for women, ensuring accessibility and opening up new opportunities in line with our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. I am proud to work with so many accomplished women in our sport and I champion their voices.”

As for the new Concussion Awareness Campaign supported by funding from the FIA Foundation, it was launched through the collaboration of the FIA Medical and Safety teams with the aim of educating and raising awareness of concussion, including signs, symptoms, and red flags in an effort to further protect motor sport competitors.

The educational content, created to be used across social platforms and as printable assets, is available to all Member Clubs, in any club's language of choice, reflecting the FIA's commitment to improving accessibility and inclusivity.

The driving force behind this campaign too, FIA President Ben Sulayem, said: “I have experienced concussion first-hand, away from the race track. I have felt the symptoms and dealt with the aftermath. I understand the critical importance of this issue. Thanks to the FIA Medical and Safety team, we will provide an educational and accessible approach to identifying and combating concussion in our sport, ensuring the safety of all current and future competitors.”

By educating drivers on how to spot concussion, the steps to take if concussed, and how to return to racing, this knowledge sharing will help keep motor sport as safe as possible. It also encourages racers to seek out assistance from the medical team if symptoms are felt, noting that they shall not go back to racing unless cleared by the relevant international and national authorities.

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