GIRLS ON TRACK DIARY: Catching up with María Bolaños

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GIRLS ON TRACK DIARY: Catching up with María Bolaños

From participating in the FIA Girls on Track to getting media accreditation for the 2023 Mexico City E-Prix, 21-year-old María Bolaños recounts her time with the programme, over to you Maria...


My passion for motor racing came from my family. Two of my uncles were professional racing drivers, and together with my dad, they got me involved in the sport!

I first took part in FIA Girls on Track in 2019 at the Mexico City E-Prix, and then joined the programme as a volunteer in 2022. 

I was thinking about my best memory from FIA Girls on Track, but there are so many to choose from! I'd say meeting so many girls who I've become friends with - and we all share the same passion for motorsport!

There's also the chance of getting a face-to-face look into the motorsport industry and seeing all the opportunities.

Meeting a World Champion - Maria with Nyck de Vries at the Mexico City E-Prix

Since taking part in FIA Girls on Track, I've worked as a trainee at the Formula E race in Mexico City, continued working on my Instagram blog, and last year, I got media accreditation for the 2023 Mexico City E-Prix.

I'd planned to study Sports Business Administration but decided to switch to Communications and Event Planning as this was more aligned with what I wanted to do. I've also joined my Students Association, where I co-ordinate social media and general information.

My graduation is in a year and a half, and after that, I'd love to continue working within motorsport, with the comms, PR and event experience.

If I were to give any advice to girls considering the program, it's just: 'Do it!' Do not hesitate, as you are joining a family who will cheer you on every time you achieve something! You will also experience the best day of your year and have so much fun making life-long memories.

Are you inspired by Maria's time with Formula E and FIA Girls on Track? There's still plenty of races to get involved! Find out more and register to join us at a race in Season 10