Applications are now open for this year’s FIA Girls on Track – Career Development and Mentoring event at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2023.
As part of the program, participants will gain access to a number of high-profile ambassadors and see the inner workings of teams and event organisers.
Australian Girls on Track ambassadors will also be at the event to provide guidance, mentoring and advice as the next generation of girls look to make their mark on motorsport.
Up to 20 girls will be chosen for the session, which includes access to the event and behind the scenes tours around Albert Park, including the Formula 1 paddock area, thanks to Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.
Last year, attendees got the amazing opportunity to meet with Formula 1 drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, as well as key members of the Alfa Romeo team.
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Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca encouraged all girls to apply to be part of the unique event.
“This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that provides insights into motorsport that will prove invaluable,” Arocca said.
“Last year, the girls who attended got the opportunity to learn so much from some of the best in the business.
“Since then, several of last year’s attendees have gone on to gain experience in the industry, including here at Motorsport Australia. It is fair to say the program can potentially open some very important doors as these young girls begin their careers in the sport.
“A big thank you must go to everyone who supports this event, including the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, our Ambassadors and in particular, the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team who are so generous with their time and support.”
Last year’s participant Ocean Tiseman said she left the day full of motivation.
“The program just really made me know that it’s for me. Just being here was great and I loved it,” Tiseman said.
“The program was a once in a lifetime experience and it’s something I never would have imagined myself doing – I am so grateful for the opportunity.
“The highlight was the three hours with Alfa Romeo, as well as the Networking Lunch where I got to meet great professionals and get contacts with people that will help progress my future.
“My goal is to become a race engineer through mechanical engineering. If that doesn’t happen, then I would like to be on strategy of some sort.”
Girls on Track Ambassador and Triple Eight Race Engineering co-owner Jessica Dane encouraged everyone to apply.
"Last year's event at the Australian Grand Prix was a huge success and we're looking to build on that in 2023,” Dane said.
“Planning started literally straight after we'd finished so you can imagine how big this will be. This programme gives so much to the girls who participate, whether it's connections to mentors or the confidence to pursue their goals.
“The application process is certainly competitive, but it means we'll have a pool of truly incredible young women and I can't wait to see how the event benefits them in the near future and for years to come.”
Fellow ambassador Emma Notarfranceso said the event would give participants insights into a number of different roles that exist in motorsport.
“The career development and mentoring event has proved to be a huge success, giving young women the opportunity to seek advice and support from our ambassadors,” Notarfrancesco said.
“It not only assists with their skills and knowledge in their chosen fields but also has the ability to further their connections in the industry.
“It’s been incredible to hear the continuous success stories following the inaugural mentoring event. The majority of these women have had fantastic success stories, with some gaining internships, while others have already found roles within the industry.
“As a passionate GOT ambassador, it’s been a privilege to be involved in this particular aspect of the program and I look forward to another bright year ahead."
Applications are open now and will remain open until 11.59pm on Friday, 19 February.
Click here to apply.