1st female F1 pioneer has passed away

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Placid
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1st female F1 pioneer has passed away

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The motorsport community are in the mourning for the passing of the very 1st F1 female pioneer.

Maria Teresa de Filippis - who raced in 5 different GPs and finishing 1 race - has passed away this week.

She was 89.

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/f1-s- ... 89-666763/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK_W5wCZw9E

I remember this wonderful advert that Maserati made some years ago that features de Filippis and it was this I thought of when I saw the news that she had passed away.
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]Thanks for letting us know.
That Maserati/Maria de Fillipis advert on tv was great. Brave of her to race those big cars in 1958. Jean Behra was especially kind to her, always giving advice and helping.

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I only just saw it this evening. Lovely! I must say I also like that photograph of her a lot. Being accepted by the Maestro himself, what a great example for hopefuls, female and male.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWkBAE56C_s
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POBRatings wrote:]Thanks for letting us know.
That Maserati/Maria de Fillipis advert on tv was great. Brave of her to race those big cars in 1958. Jean Behra was especially kind to her, always giving advice and helping.
I have read Behra was a mentor to her. Him passing away was the main reason that made her retire from autosport.

Thx apex for this news. A blessed age she had.
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