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Pakistan

Web Desk
July 16, 2018

All-girls Pakistani team bags first position in Formula race car competition

Pakistan

Web Desk
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

With an increasing number of women venturing in the field of motorsport, an all-girls team from Pakistan claimed global fame as they built a single- seater Formula car at  the Student Formula Competition held in UK.

Representing their varsity National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad in the competition that had students compete from across the globe, the all-girls team named 'Team Auj' has earned unique distinction of being the first ones ever to have built the race car.

The Student Formula competition is a distinct platform that provides opportunities to candidates from various universities to build single-seater race cars. This competition takes place at the Silver stone Circuit in the UK.

'Team Auj' consisted of 15 girls belonging to different disciplines including electrical engineers, industrial designers and members from business management.  Among them are Harim Akhtar, Hanadi Hayat, Aatrah Rauf Shaikh, Sabah Zaman, Laiba Rodyna, Hira Ejaz, Wardah Jamal, Minahil Malik, Fatima Sohail, and Azka Athar.

Additionally, Team Auj also won the 'Spirit of FS' award at the competition this year and received a standing ovation for their participation.