FIA pledges €1million to F1 Foundation to promote diversity in motorsport
The FIA has pledged €1million to Formula 1's recently created #WeRaceAsOne Foundation designed to improve diversity in motorsport.
F1 CEO Chase Carey personally donated $1million to the programme that is to help finance internships and apprenticeships within F1 for under-represented groups to ensure they have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and have access to a promising career in the sport.
The FIA has confirmed the priority will be placed on promoting a diverse driver talent pipeline by identifying and systematically eliminating barriers to entry from grassroots karting to F1, in line with the single-seater pyramid implemented by the FIA for many years.
FIA president Jean Todt said: “The FIA is guided by the Fundamental Principles of our Statutes which state that we should fight any form of discrimination and notably on account of skin colour, religion, ethnic or social origin.
"We must promote diversity in motorsport, and that is why we decided to give one million euros in contribution to the new dedicated Foundation created by Formula 1. That is a first step, and more will come.”
Carey added: "We are delighted the FIA has made this very generous donation of one million euros to the foundation we announced last month.
"It is a major step in our goal to support key educational and employment opportunities for under-represented groups. Both Formula 1 and the FIA are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion across our sport."
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