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Done this thread most years for a while now, trying to track the progress of female racing drivers around the world. Will update as I get time.

So who do we have racing in 2020?... I'll trawl the web later and see who has seats lined up for this year.

SINGLE SEATERS

British F4
Abbi Pulling (England)
Reema Juffali (Saudi)

Danish F4
Juju Noda (Japan)

Formula Ford
Logan Hannah (Scotland)

Italian Formula 4
Amna Alqubaisi (Saudi)

Formula 4 UAE
Hamda Al Qubaisi (Saudi)
Reema Juffali (Saudi)

Formula 3
Sophia Floersch (Germany)

SCCA Formula Enterprise
Sabre Cook (USA)

Spanish F4
Lena Buhler (Switzerland)

Super Formula
Tatiana Calderon (Columbia)

Formula Regional European Championship
Jamie Chadwick (England)


W Series (2020 Calender Cancelled)
Abbie Eaton (England)
Alice Powell (England)
Ayla Agren (Norway)
Beitske Visser (Netherlands)
Belén García (Spain)
Bruna Tomaselli (Brazil)
Emma Kimilainen (Finland)
Fabienne Wolhwend (Liechenstein)
Ira Sidorkova (Russia)
Jamie Chadwick (England)
Jessica Hawkins (England)
Marta Garcia (Spain)
Miki Koyama (Japan)
Nerea Marti (Spain)
Sabre Cook (USA)
Sarah Moore (England)
Tasmin Pepper (South Africa)
Vicky Piria (Italy)


OTHER
Brazilian Touring Cars
Ana Beatriz (Brazil)

European Le Mans Series
Katherine Legge (UK)
Sophia Floersch (Germany)
Tatiana Calderon (Columbia)

Extreme E
Jamie Chadwick (England)
Katherine Legge (UK)
Mikaela Ahlin-Kottulinsky (Sweden)

Ginetta
Abbi Pulling (England)
Charlotte Birch (England)

Porsche Carrera Cup
Esmee Hawkey (England)

NASCAR Trucks
Hailie Deegan (USA)



TBC
Abbie Munro (Engalnd)
Alexandra Marinescu (Romania)
Becky-Beth Cox (UK)
Caitlin Wood (Australia)
Carmen Jordá (Spain)
Catharina Felsar (Germany)
Christina Nielsen (Denmark)
Collette Davis (USA)
Danica Patrick (USA)
Doreen Seidel (Germany)
Emelie Liljestrom (Sweden)
Emily Linscott (Enland)
Jade Edwards (England)
Jasmin Preisig (Switzerland)
Jennifer Mullan (Ireland)
Jessica King (England)
Johanna Long (America)
Julia Ballario (Argentina)
Katlynn Leer (USA)
Kayli Barker (US)
Keiko Ihara (Japan)
Laura Tillet (UK)
Leanne Tander (Aus)
Leilani Munter (USA)
Lisa Brunner (Germany)
Liz Halliday (UK)
Louise Cook (England)
Louise Richardson (UK)
Lucile Cypriano
Maryeve Dufault (Canada)
Natalie McGloin (England)
Milka Duno (Venezuela)
Molly Taylor (Australia)
Pippa Mann (UK)
Rahel Frey (Switzerland)
Renee Gracie (Aus)
Sarah Bovy (Belgium)
Sharon Scolari (Switzerland)
Victoria Fross (Germany)
Vivien Keszthelyi (Hungary)

Retired
Shea Holbrook (USA)
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DOLOMITE wrote:Done this thread most years for a while now, trying to track the progress of female racing drivers around the world. Will update as I get time.

Ana Beatriz (Brazil)
Champ

Simona De Silvestro (Switzerland)
Champ

Rahel Frey (Switzerland)
DTM

Danica Patrick (USA)
NASCAR

Susie Wolff (Scotland)
DTM


Do they have to be hot to be mentioned in this thread?

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Champ?

I hope we won't have to wait another four years for this to be updated....

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ace10 wrote:Champ?
I hope we won't have to wait another four years for this to be updated....


:blush: ;)
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http://www.alice-powell.com/

Currently in GP3, did not catch the result in Spain, will be interesting to see how she doees

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Angel De La Muerte wrote:http://www.alice-powell.com/

Currently in GP3, did not catch the result in Spain, will be interesting to see how she doees


thanks for that. I'd missed that she'd stepped up to GP3. P25-P11 in her 2nd race, despite not having raced there and having no pre-season testing - not bad!
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What is it with Switzerland by the way? Natacha Gachnang as well although I've not included here yet as I'm not sure what she's up to this year.
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Kathering Legge is the third woman in Indycar currently.

She's been really of the pace of other like-engined entrants, though. Not quite to the point of Milka Duno's frightening performances, but really not up to speed with the rest of the field.

Speaking of Milka, she's terrorizing the ARCA series this year.

And oo-la-la, the lovely Maryeve Dufault looks to be without a ride this year. I saw her run the Nationwide event at CGV in 2011, and I believe she was a regular in ARCA that season, as well.

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ace10 wrote:Kathering Legge is the third woman in Indycar currently.

She's been really of the pace of other like-engined entrants, though. Not quite to the point of Milka Duno's frightening performances, but really not up to speed with the rest of the field.

Speaking of Milka, she's terrorizing the ARCA series this year.

And oo-la-la, the lovely Maryeve Dufault looks to be without a ride this year. I saw her run the Nationwide event at CGV in 2011, and I believe she was a regular in ARCA that season, as well.


Added Dufault, but you're right no sign of a drive this year. Will add Legge and Duno later. How does Duno keep getting a drive?...
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Duno has lots of Citgo money. That's how she got to drive for us at least...

She's very nice, but when she talks about cars you just sort of go, "wait, what?"
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NHRA has a few women, my favorite being Courtney Force.

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SnakeSVT2003 wrote:NHRA has a few women, my favorite being Courtney Force.

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Her car:

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is sis still racing as well?
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Geez... she's gotten to look more and more like her dad. So many cute qualities to her but in the end I feel like I'm checkin' out her dad! LOL
Girl has skills! She's beaten her dad before too!
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I found Carmen Jordá and Vicky Piria in GP3 as well.

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Pippa Mann must be doing something these days. I know she's not in Indycar....

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Pippa is spending all her available waking hours hunting for sponsorship to get back into IndyCars.
She isn't racing anything else in the meantime unfortunately.

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Molly Taylor:
http://www.mollytaylor.com.au/

Australian Rally Driver coming up through the ranks.
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Forgot about Johanna Long. Nineteen year old rookie running nearly the full schedule in Nationwide. She and D. Patrick are the only two women in the the top two NASCAR series that are competing regularly.

http://www.johannalong.com/

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FatherOfThree wrote:I found Carmen Jordá and Vicky Piria in GP3 as well.


oh really ;)

Will have to do some googling, i thought Carmens career had stalled.
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What about Laura Tillett?

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Tumppi57 wrote:What about Laura Tillett?


ah thanks - she's done alright since I last checked up she was still in Karts! and getting the usual "she's only there because of her dads connections" type comments. Anyway, will add her to the list, thanks.
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DOLOMITE wrote:
FatherOfThree wrote:I found Carmen Jordá and Vicky Piria in GP3 as well.


oh really ;)

Will have to do some googling, i thought Carmens career had stalled.

Her career isn't exactly stellar but she is moving up, and indeed is in GP3 this year.
She's kind of like fellow GP3 racer Alex Brundle, only much easier on the eyes :lol:

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Lentulus wrote:
DOLOMITE wrote:
FatherOfThree wrote:I found Carmen Jordá and Vicky Piria in GP3 as well.


oh really ;)

Will have to do some googling, i thought Carmens career had stalled.

Her career isn't exactly stellar but she is moving up, and indeed is in GP3 this year.
She's kind of like fellow GP3 racer Alex Brundle, only much easier on the eyes :lol:


a LOT easier on the eyes. Although it's fair to say none of the women here have exactly been bashed with the ugly stick, several have done or still do modelling. Can't hurt their commercial prospectes.

Still got a few to add but please keep the suggestions coming.
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Lentulus wrote:Her career isn't exactly stellar


To say the least. When her European career had stalled and she went over to Indy Lights, she made Milka Duno look like a good driver. Jorda getting lapped was something that was going to happen every race, in the same way the main series always had an EJ Viso caused caution.

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Tumppi57 wrote:What about Laura Tillett?

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Easily one of the prettiest female drivers today. Talk about easy on the eyes. LOL
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de Silvestro made 'bump day' for Indy 500 so there will be

13. Ana Beatriz
30. Katherine Legge
32. Simona de Silvestro
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DOLOMITE wrote:de Silvestro made 'bump day' for Indy 500 so there will be

13. Ana Beatriz
30. Katherine Legge
32. Simona de Silvestro


All thirty three entries made the race-day field for the 2012 Indy 500. There were no bumps, and quali weekend was an awful bore.

We all can thank Lotus-Judd for that situation.

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Tumppi57 wrote:What about Laura Tillett?

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That is the most unintentionally funny website I've come across in a good while.

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KateLM wrote:
Tumppi57 wrote:What about Laura Tillett?

That is the most unintentionally funny website I've come across in a good while.


Why is that?
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DOLOMITE wrote:
KateLM wrote:
Tumppi57 wrote:What about Laura Tillett?

That is the most unintentionally funny website I've come across in a good while.


Why is that?

Have you read the "Achievements" section? It's just one long list of excuses!

That's not to mention the use of Formula 1 as a tab name for her wishlist and that under it she say she wants to make it on merit but then goes on to refer to a female driver in F1 as a 'novelty'.

Oh, and they've spelt Anthony Hamilton's name wrong.

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KateLM wrote:
DOLOMITE wrote:
KateLM wrote:
Tumppi57 wrote:What about Laura Tillett?

That is the most unintentionally funny website I've come across in a good while.


Why is that?

Have you read the "Achievements" section? It's just one long list of excuses!

That's not to mention the use of Formula 1 as a tab name for her wishlist and that under it she say she wants to make it on merit but then goes on to refer to a female driver in F1 as a 'novelty'.

Oh, and they've spelt Anthony Hamilton's name wrong.


Yeah but that Achivements thing is pretty standard for drivers websites where they haven't actually won much outright. Brundles often referred to Racing Drivers Book Of Excuses!

To be fair she got to a pretty impressive level in karting.


This thread though, for me effectively answers the "why aren't there any womenin F1" question. It's simple, F1 is the top of the motor sports ladder and there's no females winning the feeder series. GP3 has a few in this year, but based on their previos form I can't see any of them being top 5 by the ened of the season and therefore shouldn't move up the ladder to GP2. Guess we'll see.
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DOLOMITE wrote:
KateLM wrote:
DOLOMITE wrote:
KateLM wrote:
Tumppi57 wrote:What about Laura Tillett?

That is the most unintentionally funny website I've come across in a good while.


Why is that?

Have you read the "Achievements" section? It's just one long list of excuses!

That's not to mention the use of Formula 1 as a tab name for her wishlist and that under it she say she wants to make it on merit but then goes on to refer to a female driver in F1 as a 'novelty'.

Oh, and they've spelt Anthony Hamilton's name wrong.


Yeah but that Achivements thing is pretty standard for drivers websites where they haven't actually won much outright. Brundles often referred to Racing Drivers Book Of Excuses!

To be fair she got to a pretty impressive level in karting.


This thread though, for me effectively answers the "why aren't there any womenin F1" question. It's simple, F1 is the top of the motor sports ladder and there's no females winning the feeder series. GP3 has a few in this year, but based on their previos form I can't see any of them being top 5 by the ened of the season and therefore shouldn't move up the ladder to GP2. Guess we'll see.

I know, but that's by far the worst one I've ever seen.

I'd go even further and say the reason why no women are winning at the top levels (and therefore aren't going to get into F1) is because none of the ones currently trying are good enough. Take Pippa Mann, for example. She got two years in a credible F1 feeder series in Fr3.5, not driving bad machinery either, which was a great chance to show the teams what she could do - and what she did was naff all worth mentioning. I do have a feeling that Powell will luck into a lower end points position in GP3 sooner or later and the British media will wet themselves with excitement. But the F1 teams will be looking at the drivers who are actually competing up at the front.

It's not that no woman can be good enough, it's that when you have so few girls karting with the boys aged 8 that the likelihood of a good one making it through the ranks is extremely slim. The amount of girls at this level does seem to be on the up in recent years but it's going to take close to a decade for the effects of that to be seen.

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I think Simona has a decent shot at making some headway in Indycar. The sooner she gets out of that

And in terms of attractiveness... Maryeve. By a mile. Or a kilometer or whatever measure you choose.

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DOLOMITE wrote:
SnakeSVT2003 wrote:NHRA has a few women, my favorite being Courtney Force.

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is sis still racing as well?


Nope. She's just wants to be a mother for now. I personally hope she replaces John Force one day. She has won in the past so I think she can keep that tradition going.

NHRA has a lot of women these days. Hillary Will (Top Fuel, 1 career win), Melanie Troxel (Top Fuel: 4 wins, Funny Car: 1 win), Alexis DeJoria, (Funny Car rookie, daughter of John Paul DeJoria, the guy who owns Paul Mitchell and Patron Tequila), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), and several more in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
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the incubus wrote:Geez... she's gotten to look more and more like her dad. So many cute qualities to her but in the end I feel like I'm checkin' out her dad! LOL
Girl has skills! She's beaten her dad before too!


I thought that too but when they stand next to each other they don't really look all that much alike. She talks just like him, though.
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KateLM wrote:I'd go even further and say the reason why no women are winning at the top levels (and therefore aren't going to get into F1) is because none of the ones currently trying are good enough. Take Pippa Mann, for example. She got two years in a credible F1 feeder series in Fr3.5, not driving bad machinery either, which was a great chance to show the teams what she could do - and what she did was naff all worth mentioning. I do have a feeling that Powell will luck into a lower end points position in GP3 sooner or later and the British media will wet themselves with excitement. But the F1 teams will be looking at the drivers who are actually competing up at the front.

It's not that no woman can be good enough, it's that when you have so few girls karting with the boys aged 8 that the likelihood of a good one making it through the ranks is extremely slim. The amount of girls at this level does seem to be on the up in recent years but it's going to take close to a decade for the effects of that to be seen.


Absolutely, but the likelihood of making it through the ranks isn't based on %'s -even if they''re the only female racing, if they are good enough - i.e win, they can progress. I'm loving the fact that the GP3 field has got so many girls, but in all honestly none have them have racing CV's that suggest they are there solely on merit. And don't mention de Villota....

Thanks for reminding me about Pippa though, will add her. She was due to join the i1 Super Series, but that's been put back a year.


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ace10 wrote: ...in terms of attractiveness... Maryeve. By a mile.


Yeah but I've not added Madalena Antas yet....
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DOLOMITE wrote:
ace10 wrote: ...in terms of attractiveness... Maryeve. By a mile.


Yeah but I've not added Madalena Antas yet....


or Catharina Felser...
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DOLOMITE wrote:
DOLOMITE wrote:
ace10 wrote: ...in terms of attractiveness... Maryeve. By a mile.


Yeah but I've not added Madalena Antas yet....


or Catharina Felser...



You're grasping at straws. Maryeve Dufault > everyone else posted to this point.

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The GP3 girls line up.
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