Extreme E Launches ‘Racing for All’ Initiative

Extreme E is launching its new Racing for All initiative, a program that aims to create opportunities for a new generation of mechanical and engineering talent to join the off-road electric racing series, Extreme E officials announced.

Extreme E teams are limited to just five mechanics or engineers each to help reduce overall attendance numbers across the Championship, but the Racing for All initiative provides an additional position for a sixth member to join each team to gain hands-on experience, the series said. This position is open to those with less than one year’s professional motorsport experience, to enable them to learn exactly what it takes to be part of a professional race team, providing a first step on the career ladder in a very competitive industry.

The new program is in response to the The Hamilton Commission’s report – Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport – which was published last year.

“As a sport for purpose series which seeks to accelerate cultural and behavioral change, Racing for All supports the founding ethos of Extreme E, which is inspire positive action. The program aims to reduce barriers and attract those who might not otherwise be able to have this opportunity, with particularly those who are female, minority ethnic, or from a lower socio-economic background, encouraged to apply,” the series said in a statement announcing the program. “Extreme E is working with consultants from EqualEngineers in their goal to educate its teams on inclusive recruitment processes which ensure all applicants are welcome and considered.”

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