Mumbai’s 13-year-old Aashi Hanspal was chosen as one of many 70 younger women from throughout the globe taking part within the FIA Rising Stars programme aimed to encourage extra younger women to take part in motorsport.
Mumbai’s Aashi Hanspal Karting made her karting debut final 12 months, securing 4 podiums in her maiden 12 months
Mumbai-based racing driver Aashi Hanspal has been named the ‘Most Deserving and Impressive New Driver’ within the Girls On Track – Rising Stars Programme, organised by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The junior karting programme goals to encourage younger ladies to hitch motorsport and was held on the Paul Ricard Karting circuit in France final week. The 13-year-old Aashi was one of many 70 younger women chosen from throughout the globe for the FIA Rising Stars shootouts. The announcement does come as a giant encouragement for aspiring younger women who wish to make a profession in motorsport. FMSCI’s ladies’s fee chairperson Sita Raina hailed the praise as a milestone second for Indian motorsport.
FIA Women in Motorsport (FIAWIM) chairperson Michele Mouton singled out Aashi Hanspal for particular reward, complimenting her for displaying the best enchancment, equity and for her combating spirit. Not simply reward, however Aashi additionally comes again with a certificates of benefit and two paddock passes for any of the Formula 1 races within the 2021 season.
The FIA Rising Stars initiative is a three-day programme that pits 70 younger women between the age of 12-16 years. The women obtain coaching for the shootouts and the finalists get an opportunity to hitch the Ferrari Driver Academy and doubtlessly compete in Formula 4. Aashi additionally skilled extensively with the Rayo Racing Academy at circuits in Mumbai and Bengaluru to organize for the shootouts.
Speaking concerning the expertise, the Class 9 pupil mentioned, “I will cherish this experience all my life. I have come back with great memories, a fabulous racing experience and valuable exposure to the sport. I hope to improve over the years and carve out a career for myself in racing and make India proud in the near future.”
Aashi began her motorsport profession with the JK Tyre FMSCI National Karting Championship in 2019 and secured 4 podium finishes in her maiden 12 months. She was additionally conferred the Outstanding Women in Motorsports Award 2020 by the FMSCI. Only a year-old in aggressive racing, the racer had no prior expertise with Formula 4 automobiles earlier than taking part within the Rising Stars shootout.