The Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released its latest episode featuring Sky Sports F1® host and presenter Natalie Pinkham.
Pinkham joined In the Fast Lane co-hosts Matt Clayton and Michael Lamonato to talk about diversity and inclusion in Formula 1®, reminisce on some awkward moments in her early days as a pit lane reporter and discusses the intensity of this year's title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Formula 1® has recognised female participation and ethnic diversity in the sport as key pillars of its #WeRaceAsOne platform, and Pinkham has personally taken on the responsibility.
“I genuinely feel unless I leave this sport with more women in it than when I arrived, I won’t have done anyone a favour, so I’m working really hard with a couple of other ladies within the sport to try and recruit more women,” said Pinkham.
“There is nothing that precludes a woman from working in F1 even from driving an (F1) car. Jenson Button, who has won a world championship so he’s got much more right to say that than I have, he’s like 'there is nothing physical that can preclude a woman from driving an F1 car'.”
“We all have a responsibility to make the sport more accessible, most interesting and more of a viable career option for women and young men of different ethnic backgrounds, something that we should be really proud of Lewis Hamilton for doing” she continued.
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