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Reema Juffali (Douglas Motorsport) retired from race 3 after being hit from behind by Alex Fores, the 3rd time in 3 races Fores had been involved in race incidents resulting in retirements. Having started on pole Juffali was down to 5th when punted off.

The race was won from 7th on the grid by Christian Mansell.

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Simona De Silvestro qualified for next weekend's Indy 500 the hard way, getting in via Bump Day at 228.353mph. Although on the back row of the 33 car grid she is not the slowest qualifier.

Her team, Paretta Motorsport, is predominately female too although supported by Penske.

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Battle Far wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 12:47 pm
Simona De Silvestro qualified for next weekend's Indy 500 the hard way, getting in via Bump Day at 228.353mph. Although on the back row of the 33 car grid she is not the slowest qualifier.

Her team, Paretta Motorsport, is predominately female too although supported by Penske.
It sounds bad, but it should be noted that she only qualified about half a mph down on Will Power, driving a factory Penske with what I believe was an identical setup.
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Exediron wrote:
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Battle Far wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 12:47 pm
Simona De Silvestro qualified for next weekend's Indy 500 the hard way, getting in via Bump Day at 228.353mph. Although on the back row of the 33 car grid she is not the slowest qualifier.

Her team, Paretta Motorsport, is predominately female too although supported by Penske.
It sounds bad, but it should be noted that she only qualified about half a mph down on Will Power, driving a factory Penske with what I believe was an identical setup.
Given that the majority of the team are women, engineers, mechanics, pit crew, etc. I suggest it's a lot better than 'bad', IMO this is a bigger step than W-Series, the concept is women forward, i.e. they don't employ men unless there's no alternative.

This article is worth a read, image from the article

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Michele Abbate (33), multiple road course champonship class winner and who finished runner up in the 2020 Trans-Am West Coast Championship last year, made her Nascar Camping World Truck debut at CIrcuit of the Americas last weekend.

With 43 trucks entered only 36 could take the field through qualifying where she recorded 25th fastest time despite never having sat in a Nascar vehicle before Friday practice. As a road course specialist and in the prevailing wet conditions she took advantage outqualifying Hailie Deegan (28th).

In the race she ran as high as 17th before an incident saw her drop back to finish 29th.

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Ride nice on-board with Emily Linscott Road at Atlanta https://youtu.be/fzthIxLmTro
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Ride nice on-board with Emily Linscott Road at Atlanta https://youtu.be/fzthIxLmTro
Liked that, particularly the double overtake using a better exit from the right hander, nice to see another female driving well on a wet to drying track

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Italian F4 held a 2 day test yesterday and today at Misano ahead of next weeks race there. On Day 1 Maya Weug (Iron Lynx, 1m35.429s) was consistently faster than Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema, 1m35.521s) for the first time ending up with the 13th fastest time.

Day 2, however, saw the normal order re-established with Al Qubaisi's best lap of 1m35.066s being 7th fastest and just 0.3s behind fastest Leonardo Fornaroli (Iron Lynx, 1m34.773s) while Weug's best of 1m35.370s was 14th.

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Alba Cano joins the Spanish Touring Car Series TCR Spain
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Both having qualified at the back of the grid Lola Lovinfosse (DriveX) and Emely de Heus (MP) finished 20th & 22nd in race 1 of Spanish F4's 2nd round at Navarra. The wet race was won by Enric Bordas (Formula de Campeones).

Race 2 saw the positions reversed with de Heus finishing ahead of Lovinfosse in 21st & 22nd, Bordas won again.

Lovinfosse recorded her best ever result placing 17th in race 3 while de Heus finished 21st, Dilano van't Hoff won to extend his lead at the top of the table.

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Hailie Deegan equalled her best ever finish in Nascar's Camping World truck series at Charlotte when finishing 13th. She had run inside the top 10 for much of the race but was caught out making her final stop under green when a yellow was thrown losing her several positions. She remains 15th in the overall standings.

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Well I had a chance to witness a W Series driver in action this weekend. I was in a karting event and Jessica Hawkins was in one of the other teams. It was great to watch as I don't think the vast majority of the drivers had any idea who she was. Middle aged guys with all the kit and their sports cars turning up only to get thrashed by a girl with a bobble hat and trainers. Also had a quick chat and wished her all the best for W Series. Just seen today she will be making an appearance in BTCC too which is great for her.
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DOLOMITE wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:57 am
Well I had a chance to witness a W Series driver in action this weekend. I was in a karting event and Jessica Hawkins was in one of the other teams. It was great to watch as I don't think the vast majority of the drivers had any idea who she was. Middle aged guys with all the kit and their sports cars turning up only to get thrashed by a girl with a bobble hat and trainers. Also had a quick chat and wished her all the best for W Series. Just seen today she will be making an appearance in BTCC too which is great for her.
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MIsano saw Italian F4's 2nd round begin with two practice sessions, Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema, 1m35.183s) was 16th fastest while Maya Weug (Iron Lynx, 1m35.390s) was 22nd.

HaQ was 0.2s & 0.4s behind team mates Kirill Smal & Sebastien Montoya respectively while Joshua Dufek (Van Amersfoort, 1m34.510s) was fastest of all.

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Today's 1st practice session at Misano resulted in Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema, 1m34.704s) recording the 7th fastest time while Maya Weug (Iron Lynx, 1m35.155s) managed 18th.

HaQ was 0.311s backfrom team mate Kirill Smal who recorded joint fastest time with Victor Bernier (R-ace).

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Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema) recorded by far her most competitive qualifying at Misano for Italian F4 round 2, she qualified 5th (0.2s off the pace) for race 1, 7th for race 2 (0.5s) and 6th (0.4s) for race 3.

Maya Weug (Iron Lynx) was 17th, 16th & 17th, around 0.8 - 0.9s off the pace

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Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema) made history by finishing on the podium in 3rd in race 1 of Italian F4's Misano round, AFAIK this is the first time a female has achieved this level of result in a seriously competitive FAI sanctioned series.

No disrespect to Abbi Pulling but the competition in this series is very much higher than British F4, HaQ beat all 3 of her Prema team mates

Maya Weug (Iron Lynx) also recorded her best result by finishing 13th, her teammate, Leonardo Fornaroli won.

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Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema) went through the gravel on lap 1 of Race 2 of Italian F4's Misano round falling to the back before recovering to 20th.

Maya Weug (Iron Lynx) finished 25th, the race was won by Oliver Bearman (Van Amersfoort)

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Race 3 of Italian F4's Misano round saw Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema) finish 9th after racing 6th until late on where she fell back as her tyres went off. Maya Weug (Iron Lynx) improved her best finishing position again recording 12th at the flag.

Oliver Bearman (van Amersfoort)won again to consolidate his lead in the championship.

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Hawkey to DTM with T3(Lamborghini)! With her experience that's probably worked out better than W Series anyway.
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and Weug adding ADAC F4 to her calender this year.
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Dolomite wrote: Hawkey to DTM with T3(Lamborghini)! With her experience that's probably worked out better than W Series anyway.
Pleased for her, she was the only woman to win an FIA accredited series against men last season with 9 class wins & 15 more podiums in Porsche GT3s which are much faster than an F3 car.

In W Series in 2019 she qualified 8th or better 4 times including 3rd at the Brands Hatch finale but didn't get the results. Disappointed that she was dropped from W Series despite being clearly quicker than several who were retained.

Given the emphasis placed by W Series at the recent test on the new 'designer' race suits and the new 'smart' liveries while not publishing a single lap time it doesn't surprise me driver selection appears to be based on something other than speed.

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Battle Far wrote:
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Dolomite wrote: Hawkey to DTM with T3(Lamborghini)! With her experience that's probably worked out better than W Series anyway.
Pleased for her, she was the only woman to win an FIA accredited series against men last season with 9 class wins & 15 more podiums in Porsche GT3s which are much faster than an F3 car.
F3 cars are far faster than GT3 cars. I don't know where you're getting the idea that it's the other way around.

At Silverstone, the lap record for F3 is 13 seconds faster than for any GT3 car; both were set in 2019. Around Spa, the F3 car is 12 seconds faster; again, both times set in the same year (2020).

A Formula 3 car has similar pace to an LMP2 car.
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W Series have confirmed their 5 reserve drivers.

Tasmin Pepper, 30, South Africa
Abbi Pulling, 18, United Kingdom
Gosia Rdest, 28, Poland
Naomi Schiff, 27, Rwanda
Caitlin Wood, 24, Australia

Bit disappointed overall that there's not new/younger names, but at least Pulling is on the list.
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Exediron wrote:I don't know where you're getting the idea that it's the other way around
I apologise, there's no excuse for being that wrong...

though the GT3 Cup cars do have 485hp compared to an F3's 230 and are more difficult to drive

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The British F4 test at Snetterton today saw Abbi Pulling (JHR) record the 10th & 5th fastest times in session 1 (generally faster, 1:52.587) and session 2 (1:52.841).

Matias Zagazeta (Argenti, 1:51.987 ) and Matthew Rees (JHR, 1:52.483) were fastest respectively.

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The ADAC (German) F4 test at Red Bull Ring, Austria today saw Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema, 1m32.461s) and Maya Weug (Iron Lynx, 1m32.675s) record the 18th and 20th fastest times respectively.

Oliver Bearman (Van Amersfoort, 1m31.178s) was fastest.

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Abbi Pulling (JHR) qualified 8th (1:52.372) for race 1 and 6th for race 3 (1:52.529) at round 2 of the British F4 championship at Snetterton. The reverse grid race 2 sees her start 11th.

Her team mate Matthew Rees (1:51.752, 1:52.070) starts on pole for both race 1 & 3 but last for race 2.

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Jessica Hawkins (Motorbase) and Jade Edwards (BTC) recorded the 20th (1:57.425) & 26th (1:58.482) fastest times in the first practice session for the BTCC round at Snetterton.

Tom Ingram (Excelr8, 1:55.785) was fastest.

The second session saw Jade Edwards (1:57.835) Jessica Hawkins (1:58.274) 22nd and 26th fastest repectively.

Gordon Shedden (Team Dynamics, 1:56.149) was fastest.

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Race 1 of the first round of the ADAC (German) F4 championship at Red Bull Ring, Austria saw Maya Weug (Iron Lynx) finish 15th and Hamda Al Qubaisi (Prema) classified 23rd 2 laps down after being punted off yet again, this time by Valentino Catalano (BWR).

The race was won, comfortably, by Oliver Bearman (Van Amersfoort).

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British F4's round 2 race 1 saw Abbi Pulling (JHR) finish 6th 12s behind race winner & team mate Matthew Rees.

Starting 8th she gained 1 place off the start and then was at the back of the leading group which saw just 2 place changes in 11 laps. Pulling's best lap of 1m53.405 was 3rd fastest and was achieved on the last lap while passing team mate Joseph Loake for 6th.

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I watched the video replay of the ADAC F4 race 1 and, again, having driven well enough to recover from a poor start and gained 8 places on track Hamda Al Qubaisi was taken out. Having almost completed an overtake around the outside for 15th place, Catalano opened the stearing and hit her, IMO deliberately. It was blatant...

Then I watched the start of race 2 live and Al Qubaisi was driven into by Marcus Amand on the first lap, this time it was less obviously deliberate but I have to say IMO Al Qubaisi needs protection.

The stewards need to make an example of one of these lads, a 2 or 3 race ban might make the rest of them think with the bit between their ears rather than the bit between hips!

Come on guys, she is clearly quicker than you, you don't drive like this against faster boys, it's not acceptable to drive with this level of aggression just because she's a girl.

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Maya Weug finished 16th in ADAC F4's race 2 at the Red Bull Ring, Hamda Al Qubaisi did not complete a lap.

The race was ̶w̶o̶n̶ dominated, again, by Oliver Bearman

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Abbi Pulling finished 9th (having started 11th) in British F4's reverse grid round 2 race 2.

The race was won by Georgi Dimitrov (Richardson) who started 3rd, however, the drive of the race came from Aussie Marcus Flack who started dead last and finished 7th.

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Abbi Pulling finished 5th in British F4's round 2 race 3. After a safety car, the last 5 laps saw 2nd through 7th in a line with just 1 overtake and a few 10ths between them.

The race was won by Matthew Rees (JHR) who led from pole and pulled away throughout.

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Jessica Hawkins (Motorbase) and Jade Edwards (BTC) finished 23rd and 25th respectively in round 2 race 1 of the BTCC at Snetterton. Colin Turkington won.

Race 2 saw Hawkins & Edwards finish 21st & 23rd with Ash Sutton winning from 11th on the grid.

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Hailie Deegan & Jennifer Jo Cobb were classified 24th & 32nd at Texas Motor Speedway in Nascar's latest Camping World Truck series round.

John Hunter Nemechek won.

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Maya Weug recorded her best ever result when finishing 9th at the ADAC (German) F4 championship round 1 race 3. Hamda Al Qubaisi did not finish the race, the 3rd time in 3 races she has DNFd.

The race, which saw multiple safety cars, was won by Luke Browning.

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Jade Edwards (BTC) and Jessica Hawkins (Motorbase) finished 15th and 25rd respectively in round 2 reverse grid race 3 of the BTCC at Snetterton. Tom Ingram won.

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This trend for multiple races per event is doing my head in!
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