“With Rac(H)er, we have been working relentlessly to empower women and encourage new generations to join the motorsport industry, whether engineers, mechanics or drivers.”
Claire Mesnier, Alpine Human Resources Vice President
DISCOVER OUR ACTIONS
PROMOTING EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
In 72 years of Formula 1 competition, only six out of the 885 drivers have been women! Launched in 2022, the Rac(H)er programme promotes the inclusion of women within our teams, from technical functions to racing. Internally, the programme is deconstructing prejudices and changing our corporate culture by encouraging gender equality. On the circuit, Rac(H)er identifies, recruits and accompanies promising young women towards victory. With Rac(H)er, we are reinforcing our commitment to winning on merit, with the target of 30% women within five years!
AN EXCEPTIONAL ROLE MODEL AND COACH
Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams becomes a Rac(H)er mentor! The athlete will coach drivers, offer valuable advice to employees and chair conferences, to raise awareness of diversity as a key driver of performance. Zara Rutherford, who perfectly embodies the Rac(H)er spirit, is also joining forces with us. As the youngest female pilot to complete a solo round-the-world flight in a microlight aircraft, she will come to Enstone for a study period during which she will be able to share her inspirational experience with the younger generation.
SOPHIA FLOERSCH AND ABBY PULLING
EMPOWERING FEMALE TALENT IN FORMULA 1
Rac(H)er is underpinning its actions by promoting two new talents. Sophia Floersch is officially joining the Alpine Academy in the Formula 3 championship. The talented 22-year-old German driver will benefit from a tailor-made training programme. Abbi Pulling is also reaching a new milestone in her career, stepping up from being an Alpine Affiliate Driver to a member of the Alpine Academy. After a strong performance in the 2022 W Series championship, she has now set her sights on the 2023 Formula 1 Academy Series competition.
SIX FEMALE TALENTS JOIN ALPINE’S YOUNG DRIVER KARTING PROGRAMME
As part of the Rac(H)er programme, six young women drivers are officially joining Alpine’s young driver karting programme: Angélina Proenca and Lisa Billard (both 13 years old, from France), Aiva Anagnostiadis (15 years old, from Australia), Chiara Battig (12 years old, from Switzerland), Maria Chiara Nardelli (12 years old, from Italy) and the very young Kaur Kera Sukhmani (10 years old, from the United Kingdom). The six young drivers will benefit from a tailor-made training programme to become the champions of tomorrow. These announcements embody Alpine’s ambition to accelerate the development of female racing talents in motorsport.
HUMAN HIGH-PERFORMANCE CENTRE
TECHNOLOGY FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Located in Enstone UK, our Human High-Performance Centre places performance and drivers at the heart of a new training programme designed by Alpine Academy Director, Julian Rouse and his team. Using a unique scientific protocol, we measure the physical, physiological and cognitive data of our drivers to design a tailor-made training programme that gets the best out of their performance, whatever their gender.
INTERNAL PROGRAMMES TO PROMOTE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Internally, Alpine will benefit from Springboard’s 34 years of experience in creating high-level personal development programmes to nurture female leadership at Enstone. This pilot programme will be combined with other initiatives, such as the “Allyship Training” workshop implemented at its Enstone factory for the empowerment of women or also “Women in Engineering”, a pioneering working group to raise awareness of these new issues among female engineers. The aim is for women to make up 30% of our teams within five years!