Pakistan all-girl team to participate in UK Formula Student racing event

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A group of 15 female Pakistani students are working on producing a car which will be put through to participate at the International Formula Student competition.

The motor sport is set to take place at the Silverstone car racing track in the UK this July. The students, who pursue different majors ranging from business to electrical engineering, are enrolled at the National University of Sciences and Technology.

The team, which has chosen to go by the name of ‘Team Auj’ (which means reaching for the top), has secured a place in the competition and is determined to win, reported Pakistani Tribune.

Thus far, the team has gained various sponsors locally who are willing to support their journey. Auj has also gained international recognition.

Speaking to the Associated Press of Pakistan, the team’s marketing manager, Wardah Jamal, said that Auj was the “first all-girls team” to represent Pakistan in the competition - Look out for number 199 on the track.

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This initiative is seen as an opportunity to raise awareness on the growing number of women in the motor-sports industry. It also seeks to encourage Pakistani women to pursue projects that may be typically male dominated, which encourages independence.

This is particularly due to a wide variety of skill being put into the industry which include design and manufacturing knowledge, they added.

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