To celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8, Veloce Esports organised a special event to inspire and support women in esports racing. Four female sim racing personalities were invited to compete in the “Ultimate Female Racer” event and were quizzed about their career.
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Esports racing organisation hosted a special event called ‘Ultimate Female Racer’ for the International Women’s Day on March 8. The goal was to highlight and inspire women in virtual racing. Veloce invited four female sim racers to the event, each working in a different part of the scene. Anchor was Electroheads content creator Eilis Barrett.
- Jamie Chadwick: Williams development driver and W Series Champion
- Emily Jones: Twitch streamer and McLaren Shadow member
- Maxime MXM: Motorsports and sim racing YouTuber
- Maria “RiaBish” Bish: Call of Duty Warzone streamer and part of Team Quadrant
The four racers had to complete a hot lap in F1 2020 on the Silverstone circuit while answering questions about their career and the International Women’s Day. Afterwards, they went into a quick three-lap-race against each other.
When asked how they think the scene can be more welcoming to female fans and content creators, the talents answered that it’s important to support and inspire each other. Jamie Chadwick explained that there is no reason why female drivers should be any slower. She wants to compete against the best of the best and prove that she is just as talented as the others. For aspiring content creators, Maxime MXM added that negative comments will never stop her and she simply puts them all into one corner.
All four racers encourage everyone to follow their passion and support each other on their way, as sim racing is for everybody.
“Days and events like these are vital for promoting female participation in motorsports and gaming,” Jamie Chadwick said. “We’ve come a long way for women in motorsports over the last couple of years, but there is still much further to go so we can’t take our foot off the gas now.”
This International Women’s Day, Veloce & @TheElectroheads are bringing together top female talent to go wheel-to-wheel in ‘The Ultimate Female Racer’. Ask them questions in the form below!https://t.co/mAX2v6pQ64@JamieChadwick @MaximeMXM @Emree_ree @RiaBish #VivaVeloce pic.twitter.com/kF4qIRyiqq— Veloce Racing (@VeloceRacingXE) March 3, 2021
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