Announced during Oracle Red Bull Racing’s International Women in Engineering Day celebration at its technology campus in Milton Keynes, the Rokt the Rig initiative seeks to find six talented women sim racers.
The chosen few will then be invited to the Formula 1 team’s headquarters during a Driver Accelerator Day for a tour and mentoring from the Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports squad.
This will be followed by monthly training sessions into 2024, being part of the team’s Discord community and the opportunity to participate in races from the outfit’s Erena sim racing hub. Additional prizes are also up for grabs with the aim of encouraging a racing esports career.
“As a lifelong F1 fan, I’m thrilled that Oracle Red Bull Racing and Rokt are making esports and sim racing more welcoming to women across the globe,” said Ash Vandelay, motorsport streamer, advocate for women in motorsports and Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports team content creator.
“This talent search will go a long way to demonstrate that playing, enjoying and competing in esports is for everyone—regardless of sex, identity, background or income.”
“Rokt is deeply committed to fostering greater diversity in technology, sports and business and we are thrilled to launch this search for talented female F1 sim racers as part of our continuing partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing,” said Srishti Gupta, Chief Product Oﬃcer at Rokt.
The programme is open to all skill levels and those interested in taking part are encouraged to register with the team’s online Paddock. More details on the entry process are expected later this month, including how the final six will be determined.
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