Monday, 6 April 2015

Richardson - Formula One is ready for a female driver

(© Ben Johnston 2015)

MSA racing driver Louise Richardson believes that Formula One is ready for a female driver but that there is yet one who can make the grand. The English driver feels that Formula One Supremo Bernie Ecclestone’s idea of an all-female Formula One series is demeaning to female drivers.

Richardson has said that while she does not see herself competing in Formula One or single sitter racing but instead she is hopeful that she will race in the World Endurance Champion as she believes that she would be able to prolong her motor racing career as a number of drivers go to the WEC when their careers in other series ends.

Mark Webber is one such driver who, following a 12 year Formula One career moved to the World Endurance Championship racing with Porsche.

Formula One have two female drivers with Susie Wolff at the Williams Martini Racing Team as their official test driver while the Lotus F1 Team have Spain’s Carmen Jorda as their development driver. Wolff will drive for the Williams team once again in 2015 at the Spanish Grand Prix during Free Practice after driving for the team during winter testing. 

© Ben Johnston 2015

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