Oracle Red Bull Racing and Racing Pride are delighted to announce their partnership publicly. As part of ongoing initiatives, the Team will be celebrating Pride Month by welcoming Racing Pride back to the Red Bull Technology Campus to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ community and to promote allyship across operations and within the Team, at home in Milton Keynes, and those travelling to Formula One events around the world.
Launched earlier this year, Oracle Red Bull Racing’s collaboration with Racing Pride has already seen members of Racing Pride’s organisation including Ambassadors Richard Morris, Matt Bishop, Abbie Eaton and Sarah Moore visit the Milton Keynes campus in March, when they met with our internal LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group to share lived experiences of working in motorsport as members of the LGBTQ+ community and to shape the Team’s further actions.
Building on this, Racing Pride has worked with the Team to create a programme of initiatives designed to raise awareness among Red Bull Technology Group staff and to help bring about a truly welcoming and inclusive environment, not just in F1, but in the wider world of motorsport.
That mission will now gain further momentum as the Team welcome Racing Pride back to Milton Keynes to deliver ‘Pride and Allyship’ training courses with employees across the organisation, both in person and virtually.
The partnership with Racing Pride is planned to expand to include work with the Team’s Human Resources department to ensure that internal policies and communications are in line with the Team’s ambition to create a truly inclusive workplace.
The Team’s plans don’t stop at the gates of the Red Bull Technology Campus. Oracle Red Bull Racing is dedicated to engaging its fan base and together with Racing Pride, we want to recognise and welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community to the Oracle Red Bull Racing family by supporting everyone to enjoy the sport we all love.
The Team have already supported a discussion panel organised over the Australian Grand Prix weekend held at the Victorian Pride Centre (the local community Pride centre to the Albert Park Circuit), jointly hosted by Racing Pride, Motorsport Australia, and local charity Proud 2 Play. The audience was made up of LGBTQ+ people and allies from Australian motorsport, the local community, the F1 paddock and Oracle Red Bull Racing Team members. The next day, we welcomed attendees from the event to our garage and we will be extending this to other countries in the coming months.
Richard Morris, Racing Pride Co-Founder said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing as part of the Team’s ‘Drive For Change’ diversity and inclusion strategy. We have already had extremely meaningful conversations over the course of this year with the Team’s internal LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group to shape and begin to implement initiatives which will empower LGBTQ+ people across the Red Bull Technology Group to be themselves and ensure that they are fully supported in their working environments. We look forward to continuing that important work with the Team throughout Pride Month and beyond. It’s fantastic, too, that the Team wants to use its global platform to publicly support the LGBTQ+ community and to welcome LGBTQ+ fans. We are all united by our love for the sport and, by working together with our partners, we can make it a sport in which everyone truly belongs.”
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