Britain’s current under-16 year old boy / girl karting license ratio split is 1,794 / 139. This means that females are outnumbered by a factor of 14:1. In other words; less than 8%. Source: Racefans.net
The Fernley Foundation supports key educational and employment opportunities across motorsport that will give under-represented talent the chance to work in this incredible sport and build an exciting career. Together with our partners and friends, the objective is to create life-changing opportunities for youngsters with challenging backgrounds and situations.
We believe everyone deserves a chance to succeed in the motorsport industry.
The Fast Track to Formula One project is geared to encourage more young people – particularly those from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds – to aim for the sky in motor sports.
Two benefactors, Kingfisher and ROKiT, have teamed up with the University of Bolton to fund the cost of propelling two disadvantaged youngsters into the exciting world of Formula One.
Johnny Herbert Racing the Ensign F1 Car