Women in Motorsport | Federation Internationale de l'Automobile


The Women In Motorsport Commission was created in 2009 in order to:

  • Demonstrate that women are recognised by the highest body responsible for motor sport.
  • Show that motorsport is open to women in all of its aspects, whether as competitors, officials, team managers, engineers, mechanics, etc.
  • Promote the place of women in motorsport through media, international events, partners and stakeholders.
  • Develop social and educational programmes, in order to encourage greater participation of women in motorsport.
  • Make young women (drivers, officials, professionals, customers) aware of road safety issues.

Official Presentation

Since its creation in 2009, the Women In Motorsport Commission has been presided by Michèle Mouton.

There are already a number of highly successful women working in our sport, but we also need to invest in the future and encourage the younger generation to view it as a world of equal opportunities

- Michèle Mouton

The FIA’s membership around the world comprises both men and women; each has an identical part to play in sport

- Jean Todt, FIA President


The 2018 Commission is composed of 30 members, who are elected every year and meet four times a year, in Geneva or Paris.


Michèle Mouton
Honorary Ambassador
Rally Vice World Champion
WIMC President
Silvia Bellot
Volunteers & Officials Representative
FIA Steward
Jutta Kleinschmidt
Rally drivers and co-drivers Representative
Dakar Rally Winner
Leena Gade
Engineers & Mechanics Representative
Race Engineer – First Female Race Engineer to Win 24 Hours of Le Mans
Claire Williams
Leading Managers Representative
Williams Martini Racing – Deputy Team Principal
Susie Wolff
Circuit Drivers Representative
Former DTM and Williams F1 development driver
Founder of Dare To Be Different


The Women In Motorsport Commission has more than 70 national representatives in the world appointed by their National Sporting Authorities.

Their mission is to help implementing the WIMC initiatives in their respective countries in order to create a motorsport culture that facilitates and values the full participation of women in all aspects of motorsport. A toolkit has been developed for that purpose.

Lisbon seminar brochure   8 Recommendations Toolkit

The Commission encourages all Sport Clubs to get in touch and nominate their Women In Motorsport National Representative.


The Women in Motorsport Commission publishes three Auto + Women in Motorsport Newsletters a year, describing current projects and latest news on women in motor sport.

Auto+ Women in Motor Sport #14
Auto+ Women in Motor Sport #13