The FIA European Young Women Programme is launched on 7 March 2018 during the Geneva Motor Show. During the first year the karting slalom events will be promoted to young females between 13 and 18 years at a national level within eight European ASN partner countries. This two year project is based on a cost-effective, arrive and drive karting slalom format : The Girls on Track – Karting Challenge, a new concept currently being developed by the FIA whereby a small tarmac area in a central urban location will be set up with marker cones to create a slalom course.

This format of event, with identical regulations and track layout set up in highly frequented locations, meets those objectives and hopefully hundreds of girls will be inspired to come along and give it a try during these karting slalom weekends. Aside from providing an experience in a kart, the events will also highlight road safety initiatives, open up the work of the FIA, our ASNs and motor sport in general to a new and young audience, and potentially encourage females to get involved in any number of different areas.

2019 : The « Karting Challenge European Final » and the « European Team Drivers Training Camps

At the beginning of 2019, the three fastest girls from each country’s events (24 in total) will then pit themselves against each other at the European Final (Le Mans, 7-10 March 2019) for the chance to be among the six drivers selected for the European Team, who will attend two FIA Drivers Training Camps, where they will be supported through a sporting and educational programme.

On October 2, 2019, the partners will organise the Closing Conference, report on the outcomes of the project to the European Institutions’ officials in Brussels, and host a spectacular karting demonstration involving the European Team selected during the project.