More than Equal, the global initiative committed to crowning the first female Formula 1 drivers’ world champion, has launched a global survey into female participation in elite motorsport.
The initiative, founded by 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard and entrepreneur Karel Komarek in June 2022, is committed to investigating the issues impacting female participation and progression to elite-level motorsport.
As part of its research, it has launched a Global Attitude Survey designed to explore the opinions, perceptions, and challenges which women face.
The 10-minute survey asks fans and competitors to give their say regarding the physical and mental challenges faced by women competing across motorsport.
It will also record fans’ inputs towards making the sport more inclusive, the impact of previous campaigns and which bodies are best placed to champion changes at all levels.
Kate Beavan, Senior Advisor to More Than Equal, said: “We love sport, we love motorsport, and we love witnessing exceptionally talented athletes achieving exceptional things.
“However, more women have flown in space compared to those who’ve been behind the wheel of an F1 car.
“This research will help lay the foundations upon which we will search globally for top female racing talent, provide them holistic training and support at par with what promising male drivers receive and remove barriers towards gender diversity in single-seater elite-level racing.”
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