Grace Influential Positive Impact Award
Grace Influential is a global initiative led by the Princess Grace Foundation which celebrates and upholds the charitable legacy of Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. The Foundation is recognized for its prestigious awards program celebrating excellence and positive change. The purpose of the Grace Influential Positive Impact Award is to recognize each Formula 1® team’s commitment and contribution to positive impact, on society and/or to the environment and help them to amplify these efforts widely.
Alpine Mechanical Excellence Competition
The first edition of the Concours Excellence Mécanique Alpine (CEMA) enabled students enrolled in the Automobile Maintenance and Automobile After-Sales sections at BAC and BAC+1 levels to get a foot in the door of the world of Formula 1, reputedly unreachable. 1,111 students tried their luck in a competition comprising three tests, with 18 finalists divided into nine pairs. By taking the hands-on tests in pairs, the selected candidates experienced the conditions under which F1 engineers work in the team. The evaluation then focuses as much on the excellence of their know-how as on their savoir être (interpersonal skills, particularly their ability to work within a team). In addition to the experience gained through the tests and the opportunity to work in unique situations and mechanical components, the time spent talking to the team's engine specialists during the regional tests or the final allowed the candidates to broaden their personal and professional perspectives. Esteban Ocon mentor of the CEMA was involved throughout the competition, His chats with the finalists was among the defining moments with regard to the nature of the discussions and the messages conveyed about believing in your dreams and not letting anyone deter you from them.