Monday, September 16, 2013

Women in Motorsport: Claire Williams and Susie Wolff take centre stage at Marina Bay

With the world of global motorsport about to be focused on Singapore for the 2013 edition of the grand prix at Marina Bay Circuit, UBS will support Women in Motorsport – Singapore initiative. A special event on the evening of Thursday 19 September, featuring two of F1‘s leading ladies to generate public awareness and promote interest in motorsport in Singapore for women.

Guest speakers from Formula 1 will include Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal of the Williams F1 team together with F1 Development Driver and Women In Motorsport Ambassador Susie Wolff, who will give a valued insight into how the disciplines within motorsport can be used as a positive motivational force, not only just in motorsport, but also in all aspects of professional life, education and business.

Motorsport is all about passion, excitement, adrenaline and competition, a powerful blend of sport, technology and business. To win in Formula 1 requires flawless execution and a constant desire to improve what is already excellent. Success in Motorsport is about the challenge and the triumph of being the best. It is a truly mixed sport, open to all, competing within the same rules and regulations in perfect equity.

With an increasing number of highly qualified women rising to the ultimate challenge, whether that be in driving, technology, engineering, business, management or as officials, the event is supported by the Singapore Motor Sport Association, who are the National Sporting Authority of the global governing body of motorsport, the FIA who created the Women in Motorsport Commission to encourage, support and promote the involvement of women at all levels of motorsport and to highlight where women are successful.

Women in Motorsport – Singapore is intended to give an insight into the exciting world of motorsport and to generate interest in motorsport in Singapore for women and demonstrate how to succeed in all areas of the sport.

“The Singapore Motor Sports Association is proud to be part of this event specially organised for women in motorsport in Singapore. We hope that it will inspire more women to follow their passion and pursue their interest in motorsport”, said Lynn Tan, FIA Women in Motorsport Commission, National Coordinator, Singapore and Chairperson, Women in Motorsport Commission, SMSA.

Women in Motorsport – Singapore, will take place on the evening of Thursday 19 September 2013 at 6.30pm to an audience of invited guests at the UBS Business University: Command House, Kheam Hock Road, Singapore 298791.

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