Dare To Be Different inspires Northern Ireland


Credit: Michael Cooper

On Tuesday (17 May), Dare To Be Different hosted their second event of 2016 at the Nutts Corner Circuit in Northern Ireland.

Dare To Be Different was founded by former Formula 1 driver Susie Wolff and the Motor Sports Association to inspire, connect and celebrate women in every aspect of motorsport. Lewis Hamilton’s title-winning Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 car was proudly on display at Nutts Corner thanks to support from the Brackley-outfit.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEMNET) were present to assist with a fun and educational hovercraft building exercise. Dare To Be Different ambassador Rachel Brookes, presenter at Sky Sports F1, gave the girls media tuition and interview skills advice.

“For our second Dare To Be Different event, Nutts Corner really pulled out all the stops,” said Wolff. “Looking at the smiles across their faces, all of the girls had a fantastic day and I think it truly opened their eyes to the possibilities offered by our sport.

“We had a raft of activities that were educational, informative and most of all, fun. Dare To Be Different is all about overturning preconceptions and showing that girls are every bit as capable of forging a career in motor sport as boys are – the opportunities are there for everyone. Girl power is on the march!”

There are still three events remaining on the 2016 Dare To Be Different calendar:

  • 22 June, Daytona Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes
  • 25 August, Knockhill Circuit, Fife, Scotland
  • 15 September, Daytona Manchester, Manchester

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