FIA Wants More Women in Motorsports

Only days after being elected the new president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt made a bold move and created the Women & Motor Sport Commission (WMC), aimed at providing female racers from around the world a better chance at making their debut in motor racing.

Todt decided that the best person to head the WMC would be former world rally-winning driver Michele Mouton – one can hardly argue against it – but the commission did not make the headlines too often in the last half of year. Finally, the WMC held its first meeting earlier this week, and the outcome was encouraging for the women racers.

Women already have their place in motor sport. They have proved it. But for many years people have asked me why there have been no women following in my footsteps. I really hope the commission can help answer that question and that we can attract and support women in all areas of our sport,” said Mouton after the meeting.

The FIA's membership around the world comprises men and women. Each has an identical part to play in sport. Like many international federations, we will support, promote and help advance the participation of women in motor sport to ensure equal opportunities at all levels,” added FIA president Jean Todt.

The main topics that were under discussion were related to how to create a better environment for boosting the participation of women in racing competitions worldwide, including national programmes, training and promoting activities.
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