Susie Wolff's Dare To Be Different initiative back at kart track

Ex-Formula 1 test driver Susie Wolff's Dare To Be Different initiative returned to Sandown Park kart track on Wednesday for the second of eight headline events this year

Susie Wolff's Dare To Be Different initiative back at kart track

The initiative was launched last year by ex-Williams tester Wolff at the Autosport International Show to increase female participation in motorsport.

At Sandown, 100 girls from local primary schools were invited to participate in a number of sessions to sample various areas of motorsport.

As well as driving Sandown's arrive-and-drive fleet of karts, the participating girls received a presenting masterclass from Mercedes F1 YouTube presenter and F1 in Schools host Rosanna Tennant.

They were also shown how an F1 car works using a 2013 Williams FW35, and took part in a pitstop challenge on a model car.

STEM ambassadors provided a build-a-hovercraft engineering challenge, while there were also Willow Water Workout and Resuscitation sessions.

Last year, Dare To Be Different hosted six headline events, reaching out to 600 schoolgirls, as well as two events at Silverstone and Mercedes-Benz World for its 'community', which has more than 500 members.

There will be an increased focus this year on work experience opportunities and the initiative is looking to expand its reach to Key Stage Three and university students with an event at Wolverhampton University focusing on national women in engineering.

There will be six more headline events this year including outings to Milton Keynes, Manchester and Scotland.

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