W Series, the one-year-old international motor racing championship for female drivers only, has appointed 25-year-old racer, Naomi Schiff, to its London-based team as Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador.
Perfectly suited to this role, Naomi is already an international motor racing driver with considerable experience.
Half-Belgian and half-Rwandan, she grew up in South Africa from the age of four and was one of the 20 drivers to race in the inaugural W Series championship in 2019, while living in Germany and racing under the German flag.
Naomi started karting at the age of 11 and has since then raced in prototype, GT and single seater cars. Her successes include the 2014 Clio Cup Asia championship title, 2018 KTM GT4 X-Bow Battle championship title and a second place in the 2018 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours Nürburgring.
Although she didn’t qualify for re-entry into the W Series championship for the 2020 season, she has instead accepted a full-time Ambassador position for the W Series, based at its London headquarters.
Naomi explained why this makes sense to her career.
“The W Series has made an incredible difference to my life. Although I haven’t qualified to race in the 2020 W Series championship, I’m still committed to pursue a racing career and I’m more determined than ever to win a place in the 2021 W Series championship.
“In the meantime I’m delighted to be working with the W Series team in London – not only to help spread the word about the unique role the W Series is playing for female drivers worldwide, but also to attract the best drivers to us, whoever and wherever they might be.”
W Series CEO, Catherine Bond Muir is delighted to welcome Naomi to the W Series team in London and gave us an oversight of her critical role.
“ The W Series is committed to equality and Naomi will be helping ensure that women from all communities, including minority groups, are represented as drivers, engineers or mechanics at W Series. As one of our original drivers, there’s nobody more passionate or informed to tell our story and we’re excited to be working with her as the 2020 W Series championship approaches.”