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FIA announces global search for next engineering talent

As part of the initiative, FIA President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem has launched the first motorsport engineering partnership with Cranfield University.

The FIA has announced a global search for the next engineering talent with the creation of the first motorsport engineering scholarship at Cranfield University in the UK.

Cranfield is the home to the FIA approved Cranfield Impact Centre and simulation company AXSIM, which works with Formula 1 and other leading motorsport companies.

The global talent search initiative will provide a pathway for talented young engineers to obtain a Master's in Advanced Motorsport Engineering.

The initiative is part of the FIA's broader efforts to enrich the motorsport engineering scene through their Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion commitments.

Speaking about the opportunity, FIA President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: "I am pleased to launch the first FIA motor sport engineering scholarship in partnership with Cranfield University in the UK.

"I passionately believe that the sport should be open to anyone who has a desire to learn and participate.

"This scholarship will allow a young person facing financial challenges the opportunity to study Motorsport Engineering at the world’s leading university in the field and to bring that knowledge back to their country and community.”

FIA Member Clubs in 146 countries and their local academic partners have the opportunity for their students to participate in a selection process for the scholarship, which will cover tuition and living expenses in the UK.

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