Silverstone hosts event to inspire women in motorsport

There is “absolutely nothing holding women back” from careers in motorsport, a deputy team principal has said. Stephanie Carlin of Rodin Carlin – a British manufacturer in the Formula 1 feeder series Formula 2 – said a lack of “ability” was not why women made up only 31% of the sport’s workforce. Ms Carlin was speaking at a forum at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire to highlight job prospects for women. “When we look up and down a pitlane in a Formula 1 race there are no female drivers, there are very few female engineers and mechanics and I think it’s quite hard for girls to imagine that could be an option or a job for them. “Thankfully that is now changing and we are starting to see more females in those roles.

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