Motorsport UK launch ‘Racing for Diversity’ at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team UK HQNovember 30, 2023
Motorsport UK and MoneyGram Haas F1 Team came together last week for the very first Race for Diversity community event.
Race for Diversity aims to increase awareness and subsequently participation of people from racially diverse and under-privileged backgrounds within the motorsport industry by creating and strengthening pathways to and within UK motorsport.
Inspired by the successful format used by FIA Girls on Track UK, Race for Diversity has created a community for registered members to meet at in-person events to share news, opportunities, advice or just to enjoy discussing the latest on-track battles.
The first community event was hosted at the team’s UK HQ in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Guests heard from Haas personnel about their differing roles in the team, how they got started in their careers and were given an exclusive tour around the team’s facilities, visiting each area of the factory and being given access to the different technical processes used.
“MoneyGram Haas F1 Team prides itself for its accessibility and being the team in the paddock that always has its door open to those wanting to understand more about the pinnacle of motorsport,” said Guenther Steiner, Team Principal at MoneyGram Haas F1 Team. “It’s with great pleasure that we’re collaborating with Motorsport UK on their Race for Diversity initiative, and we look forward to engaging with a wider network to give insight and support on establishing a career within motorsport.”
“Community events are important for people to grow their own network, which can inspire them to take the next steps in their career,” commented Jessica Runicles, Head of Sustainability at Motorsport UK. “F1 is a terrific platform for us to showcase some of the most vibrant jobs, but also hear how they can be achieved.
“We are really pleased Haas has opened its doors for our first-ever networking event. Many people within F1 started in a different form of motorsport so it’s important to demonstrate those pathways and give real-life accounts of how to move forward in the sport.”