"Women in Motorsport" and Karting
For 3 years, the FIA "Women in Motorsport" Commission chaired by Michèle Mouton has worked to promote women's access to all levels of motorsport: drivers, engineers, managers, technicians and volunteers. There is no trace of bias in the "Women in Motorsport" Commission, as competition gives no free pass for the win. It is there to support women who simply seek to be better than their male counterparts.
The sporting coordinator of the commission, Alexandra Jentet specifies the operation.
"The WIMC aims to help women to acceed at all the levels of motorsport (drivers, officials, engineers or team managers). For now, the most effective role of the Commission was the detection of young female talent. We try to provide them with assistance, mainly in connecting them with a network of contacts of sponsors and partners, in addition to a financial contribution. In cars, our partnership with Volkswagen is a concrete action that allows young drivers to be offered one to two seasons in the Scirocco R-Cup, a series that runs with the prestigious DTM. The French driver Lucile Cypriano has just won the selections for the next season. Performance on the track is not our only criteria. The attitude and mindset are also taken into account as the FIA President Jean Todt is keen on our proximity to Action for Road Safety.
"In close collaboration with the CIK, we have followed young kart racers in recent years, soliciting the ASNs for applications. Noted for her motivation and her results, the French driver Adeline Prudent succeeded Sweden's Lina von Schedvin. Her two seasons in the Academy Trophy have been quite positive, showing good progression. We are to help prepare her way to cars. Adeline knows what she wants, but keeps her feet on the ground. Very mature for her age, she sets goals that are attainable. She really has the right profile for FIA "Women in Motorsport" Commission. Project Coordinator Banu Baseren confirmed her qualities on the ground in the 2013 Academy Trophy.
"As Frédérique Trouvé, the Manager of the Commission, often says, we need to know our work and highlight successful women in motorsport: they are more numerous than we imagine in a very masculine seeming world".