BWT Alpine F1 Team welcomed a group of thirty female students at Enstoneto give them the opportunity to meet the tutors chosen as part of the new tutoring program of the team, the Girls Mentoring Scheme. Developed in partnership with Motorsport UK and Girls on Track UK, the Girls Mentoring Scheme, launched by BWT Alpine F1 Team, intends to offer a real network to young women who wish to undertake a motorsport career.
Girls Mentoring Scheme, what is it about?
The Girls Mentoring Scheme is part of the Alpine Rac(H)er scheme launched last year to promote diversity and invest in female presence at all levels of motorsport, from novice drivers to future engineers.
Two groups of secondary school students visited the British factory and participated in various activities throughout the day, in particular with the tutors assigned to them. They also took part in a special guided tour of the plant where the A523, the team’s current Formula 1, and future concept cars are designed.
During the tutoring sessions, some BWT Alpine F1 Team employees met the female students to give them guidance and advice based on their own experiences and career paths. After this first meeting, the individual tutors will remain in regular contact with the students who have been assigned to follow their growth and progress.
“When I arrived at Alpine today, I didn’t know what to expect, but this experience exceeded all expectations, having met my tutor and seen from the inside how a Formula 1 factory works,” said one of the participants. «I really enjoyed discovering the operations room of the races and seeing the cars up close in the positions. All of this has clearly made me even more determined to work in the world of motorsport.”
The word to Louise Turner, inspector for BWT Alpine F1 Team and tutor
Louise Turner, inspector for BWT Alpine F1 Team and tutor: When I heard about the program, I knew immediately that I wanted to participate. I would like to give something back and promote future female talent, so this is a topic that is particularly close to my heart. The girls I dealt with showed a real interest in my professional field. It was pleasant and they asked a lot of questions. All the tutors, myself included, will be in regular contact with the girls to keep up to date. I can’t wait to help them in this adventure.