Nathalie’s passion for giving back to others is just as strong as her drive for the sport.
In addition to her record-breaking racing achievements and inspirational speaking, Nathalie is ambassador for a number of charities and non-profit organisations aimed at giving opportunities and support to minority groups who are widely under-represented in motorsport. Her passion for giving back to others is just as strong as her drive for the sport.
“2018 was an incredible year for me on and off the track. To achieve my first win in such a short space of time since I started racing was more than I could have ever expected. The FIA role I have been entrusted with is something I am so incredibly proud of and so passionate about making progress with. Being on the podium at the British Grand Prix to give Kimi his trophy was an absolute honour. Last year is going to be hard to beat but I’m hungry for more success and willing to put the hard work in the make this year the best yet.” – Nathalie McGloin
Nathalie is President of the newly formed FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission…
The FIA is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations.
Founded in 1904, with headquarters in Paris, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) is a non-profit making association. It brings together 245 national motoring and sporting organisations from 143 countries on five continents. Its member clubs represent millions of motorists and their families.
While carving out a successful career on the race track, Nathalie made an impression on the governing body of motorsport, the FIA. After hearing Nathalie speak at the FIA International Sport Conference in 2017, Jean Todt (FIA President) appointed Nathalie the first President of the newly formed FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission. In her new role, Nathalie became the first disabled driver to present a trophy on the podium at the British Grand Prix, presenting third-place to Kimi Raikkonen. Nathalie is not only the youngest FIA Commission President, but also one of only three female Presidents. She’s also the only FIA member with a spinal cord injury.
WINGS FOR LIFE
Nathalie is an ambassador for Wings for Life, a charity committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries…
Wings for Life is a charity that funds research to cure spinal cord injuries.
Their mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. They fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.
Wings For Life is funded by Red Bull, meaning that 100% of the money raised goes directly towards research for finding a cure. Nathalie works with the charity to promote the cause and seek support for research, alongside other racing driver ambassadors Mark Webber and David Coulthard.
Dare To Be Different
Nathalie is an ambassador for Dare to be Different, committed to inspiring, connecting and showcasing female talent in the motor sport industry…
Dare To Be Different is a joint initiative between Susie Wolff and the Motor Sports Association.
#D2BD is an exciting community for women who work in, or want to work in, any aspect of motorsport.
Nathalie has been one of the non-profit organisation’s main ambassadors since its inception. She travels the country to show young girls her racing car and talk to them about the inclusive nature of motorsport. The organisation often features on major news channels, and Nathalie is always happy to represent #D2BD for the promotion of women within the sport.
Nathalie co-founded Spinal Track, a charity enabling disabled drivers to enjoy track days and rally experiences...
Spinal Track is a charity dedicated to giving FREE Track Days and Rally Experiences to disabled drivers.
With adapted cars developed by racers who understand the wants and needs of disabled car enthusiasts.
In 2016 Nathalie co-founded Spinal Track, a charity that enables disabled drivers to enjoy driving experiences. The charity track day experiences are run at Silverstone in hand-controlled, track prepared Golf GTIs. In 2019, the charity also launched a disabled rally school at the Bill Gwynne Rally School near Silverstone in Toyota GT86 rally cars. Participants don’t pay a penny, because the entire cost is covered by charitable donations. The charity is supported by STANLEY.
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