Formula 1 hosts F1 Esports Women’s Wildcard Experience Day ahead of the 2022 season.

Formula 1 held the F1 Esports Women’s Wildcard Experience Day at the McLaren Shadow Studio at the McLaren Technology Center yesterday.

Host Natalie Pinkham and in the presence of numerous creators of F1 content and influential sim races, Women’s Wildcard Experience Day showed a constant commitment to sports to support the inclusion of women in motorsport and sports.

First launched in 2021, the Women’s Wildcard represents another route in F1 Esports for Women. The initiative arose from a desire to create a space that would encourage more women to participate and hand over the timer through the official F1 video game, with the fastest securing a place at the F1 Esports Pro show for the opportunity to be selected by the team. for the Pro Championship later in the year.

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Experience Day guests documented their time in sim races, created custom content for their channels, and provided their audiences with information on how to actively participate in the Women’s Wildcard themselves. Applications for this year’s Women’s Labels open on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and close on Monday, May 23, 2022.

“It was a pleasure to support the launch of F1 Esports’ Women’s Wildcard for 2022, ”said Lindsey Eckhouse, Director of Licensing, E-Commerce and Esport, McLaren Racing. “I am passionate about making sports a more accessible and comfortable space for women, and the talent and creativity in our Shadow Studio today underscores why diversity is so important!

“Women’s Wildcard is a fantastic platform and I look forward to following this year’s edition. This event supports the value of McLaren Racing in promoting diversity, equality and inclusion, and sport has an exciting role to play in this mission. ”

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Speaking about the event, Ben Pincus, Director of Commercial Partnerships, Formula 1, said: “The F1 Esports Women’s Wildcard is a fantastic opportunity for women to take part in the sport and experience another aspect of our sport. “Formula 1 continues its efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive sports space that is accessible to all, and I look forward to seeing the platform continue to grow. I am grateful to McLaren Racing for the visit [the] event in their amazing Shadow Studio, and that they have shown their support and continued commitment to make sports more welcome to women. ”

Formula 1 is committed to building a more diverse and inclusive sport, encouraging people from all backgrounds to get involved, with the goal of creating a sport that reflects the world in which we race. For more information on how to turn on and send the stopwatch, click here.

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