The presence of female pilots in the circuits is, fortunately, increasingly common, although we are still very far from the "parity" so fashionable today. Inside and outside our borders there are many that stand out.Vote for your favorite ...
Simona de Silvestro (Switzerland)
He ran in the Atlantic Championship with the Newman Watch's Racing team in 2008 and in the Team Stargate Worlds in 2009. He won a race in Long Beach in 2008 being the second woman to win in the series. He won four times in 2009 and was a leader many times in the season and finished third in the final after leaving in the last race at Laguna Seca. Silvestro ran the 2010 IndyCar Series season with HVM Racing, qualified 22 for the Indianapolis 500 miles and finished fourteen being a rookie of the year. She suffered burns on her left hand after an accident and a subsequent fire at Texas Motor Speedway, her team strongly criticized the officers of the category for their responsibility in the accident. The 2011 season began with an impressive fourth place in St. Petersburg, fighting third place against Tony Kanaan.
Alice Powell (Great Britain)
Born in Oxford (England) on June 26, 1996. The young British signed a contract with 'Manor Competition', a team that discovered Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen and participated in the British Renault Formula, with the goal of being the first British woman to reach Formula 1 after 30 years. He currently runs in the GP3 series in 2012
Giovanna Amati (Italy)
Giovanna Amati (Rome, July 20, 1962) was an Italian car driver. Giovanna Amati has been the last woman to sign up for a Formula 1 Grand Prix. She started running in 1981 at the Abarth Formula where she won some races for 4 years and in 1885 she moved to Formula 3 where in 1986 she won a race . The next step was Formula 3000 but without much success in its first year, but in 1991 he enrolled in 10 races, of which he finished 7, with a better result in Le Mans where he finished seventh.
Sarah Fisher (USA)
Sarah Marie Fisher (October 4, 1980) In September 2002, Sarah Fisher went around the Indianapolis circuit several times with a car, 10 years after the last woman who had done it, Giovanna Amati in 1992. In Indianapolis, Fisher drove the car McLaren-Mercedes team reserve, an MP4-17 equal to the vehicle David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen routinely piloted.
Maria Theresa de Filippis
Maria Teresa de Filippis (born November 11, 1926, Naples), was one of the 5 women and first woman to compete in a Grand Prix in the history of Formula 1. She participated in 5 grand prizes debuting on May 18, 1958. He didn't get any points.
Katherine Legge (Great Britain)
Katherne Legge is a British car racer born on July 12, 1980. She ran in the 2005 Atlantic Championship where she won three victories and also became the first woman to win a single-seater victory in the United States and finished the championship in third place for what he received the Toyota Atlantic BBS Rising Star 2005 Award. She was the first woman to test a Formula One car since Sarah Fisher in 2002, on the second day of testing in Vallelunga with Minardi. He also tested an A1GP with the Great Britain team. He also tested a Champ Car with Rocketsports and twice with PVK Racing and ran the 2006 Champ Car season with the latter. Legge suffered a horrible accident in Road America when the rear wing of his car broke, but he was able to get out unscathed. In 2007 he drove for Dale Coyne, his best result being a sixth place twice. In 2008 to 2010 he ran in the DTM in command of an Audi. In 2011 he participated in some physical exams for IndyCar officers, proof of what could be his return to the American cars.
Emma Kimilainen Finland)
Date of birth: July 8, 1989 Races: 91 Wins: 7 Podiums: 37 Pole positions: 8 Fast laps: 3
Lella Lombardi (Italy)
Maria Grazia Lombardi (Frugarolo, Italy, March 26, 1941 - † Milan, March 3, 1992), better known as Lella Lombardi was one of the few female pilots who participated in Formula 1. He played a total of 17 Grand Prixes, being its debut in the Great Prize of the United Kingdom of 1974. The obtaining of a sixth place and 0,5 points in the Great Prize of Spain of 1975 made it the only woman to score in an official competition of the category. He died shortly before his 51st birthday, a victim of cancer.
Susie Wolff (Scotland)
Susie Wolff Stoddart Date of birth: December 6, 1982. The Scotswoman, who is currently participating in the DTM, signed for Williams in early 2012, and although she cannot compete face-to-face with the Alonso, Vettel, Schumacher and company, she believes that some woman will get it soon. "I think it will happen sooner rather than later. Surely over the next decade," he told BBC Sport.
Vanina Ickx (Belgium)
For many, this woman of French origin is unknown, but for those of us who love motor racing, no. Vanina Ickx was born on February 16, 1975, in Brussels, with a steering wheel in the cradle, or almost. In fact, she is the daughter of Jacky Ickx, a European car legend, from the mid-60s to the 80s.
Natacha Gachnang (Switzerland)
Natacha Gachnang Buemi (October 27, 1987, in Vevey, Switzerland) is a Swiss Formula 3 driver. His cousin is the Formula 1 driver Sébastien Buemi. On December 17, 2008 it was announced that she would be the first woman to drive in the new Formula 1 prelude, Formula 2, obtaining as a best result a 7th place in the penultimate race of the season. He played the Spanish Formula 3 Championship, in the Campos Racing team, led by the Spanish Adrián Campos, winning the Spanish Cup in 2008. Some newspapers pointed out that Gachnang could become the first woman to make the great leap to the Formula 1 in the new millennium. In 2010 Natacha ran the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Milka Duno (Venezuela)
Milka Duno (Caracas, April 22, 1972) is a Venezuelan racing driver, currently competing in the IndyCar Series. She is known for obtaining the highest position for a woman in the 24 Hours of Daytona. Milka Duno attracts attention for her role as a model. His career began late, since he started competing at age 24 and his previous experience in motoring was mostly academic: he has studies in marine biology, naval engineering and a master in human development, and also practiced the career of naval engineering
Maria de Villota (Spain)
María de Villota Comba (Madrid, January 13, 1980) is a Spanish car driver, daughter of former Formula 1 driver Emilio de Villota. Although her father ran in Formula 1, Maria has made a dent in the car competition on her own merits. Maria did not start driving very soon, because until she was 16 she did not get on a kart. Later, in 2004, the Spanish Championship of Formula 3 arrived. His junior record includes the junior Formula runner-up. Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, she is responsible for the Emilio de Villota Pilot School, representative and ambassador of the Women's Day of the Community of Madrid and ambassador against Gender Violence. It has also been awarded the Honorary Prize of the European University of Madrid. He started at age 16, winning his first karting race. During the 2012 Formula 1 season, María de Villota was the test of the Russian team Marussia. On July 3, 2012 he suffered a serious accident at Duxford Airfield (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom) while performing aerodynamic tests for his team. His life was in serious danger, but after a rapid intervention of the emergency services he was stabilized. He lost his right eye, as Marussia reported on July 4, 2012. Trajectory: 1997 - He starts karting winning his first race. 1999 -Selected (among 2500 pilots) to be part of the MoviStar team in Formula 1300 (Championship of Spain of Junior Formula) 2000 -Campeonato of Formula Toyota 1300: (1 podium) 2001 -Campeonato of Spain 1300: (Subchampion) 2002 - Championship of Spain of F3 (Meycom) -MazdaCup: (1 pole position and 2 fast v.) -1000 Km of Hyundai (3rd position) -Campeonato de España de Rallyes as official pilot Ford (Ford Ka) 2003 -Campeonato de España de F3 (GTA) 2004 -F3 Spanish Championship (Racing Engineering) 2005 -24 Hours of Daytona in the GT category (10th place) -F3 Spanish Cup (3rd position in the 1st test) -Maserati Trophy (Pole Position and 6th classified) - European Championship of the Challenge Ferrari (BaronTeam) (1 pole) -1000Km of Hyundai (1st position and last victory) 2006 - European Championship of the Ferrari Challenge (BaronTeam) (1 pole) -WTCC in Cheste as a driver Official Chevrolet (Maurer Motorsport) -1000km from Hyundai (2nd place) 2007 -Pilo to official Chevrolet in Spain - German Touring Car Championship: (3rd final position, 6 podiums) - WCC in Cheste (Maurer Motorsport) 2008 - Official Chevrolet pilot in Spain - Formula 3000 - Test DTM Audi Test Superleague Formula 2009 - Test Formula Palmer Audi -Official pilot Atlético de Madrid in the Superleague Formula for the last 3 races. 2010 - Official pilot Atlético de Madrid in the Formula Superleague from the 2nd round. 2011 -Test in Formula 1 with Lotus Renault. -Pilot during a round in the Superleague Formula. 2012 - Formula 1 test pilot for the Marussia team. Records: María de Villota has achieved the following brands: -Unique runner-up woman from Spain in single-seaters. -First woman to participate in the WTCC championship. -First woman to participate in the Superleague Formula. -First Spanish woman to participate in the 24 Hours of Daytona. -First woman to make pole in the Ferrari Challenge championship. -First Spanish woman to be a test holder of a Formula 1 team.
Lucie Panackova (Czech Rep.)
He has participated in the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia, where the five most promising girls on the European scene measured their forces aboard a Formula 3 of the Grand Prix Fields.
Danica Patrick (USA)
Danica Sue Patrick (n. Beloit, Wisconsin, March 25, 1982) is an American pilot currently competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. She was named a debutante of the year in the 2005 season of the IndyCar Series. In May 2006 he published his autobiography, Danica: Crossing the Line. In April 2008 she became the first woman to win a race in the IndyCar Series when she won the victory in the Oval Twin Ring Motegi in 2008. She finished 3rd in the 2009 edition of the Indianapolis 500 Miles, which has been his best result on that track and the best result for a woman in the history of the event. Since 2010, he has partially participated in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, driving the # 7 car of the JR Motorsports team. In 2011, within the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Patrick was the first woman to lead a lap in the Daytona International Speedway. He had his best result, 4th, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on March 5, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With this, Danica set a record by having the best result for a woman in a NASCAR main race. In November 2008 he tested a Formula One car when he participated in a test with the Honda team.
Carmen Jordá (Spain)
Carmen Jordá (Alcoy, May 28, 1989) is a Spanish car driver. Daughter of former pilot José Miguel Jordá. This beautiful Valencian is currently running in the F3 Spanish championship. It is one of our great promises. At the age of ten he ran in a kart in the cadet category and at 11 he played his first races in the Valencian Community. His good results in the Junior Master Formula lead him to do several tests, one in the German DTM, with the team sponsored by Valentino Rossi, and with F3. In June 2007, she became the first woman to step on a podium in the Formula, where she climbed twice more. She is a very demanding pilot, in fact, she is the only one who mounts a subjective camera to study it with her engineer and improve the layout.
Alessandra Neri (Italy)
Italian pilot born on April 10, 1988 He spent his childhood running in different categories of karting. In 2006 and 2007 he competed in the Italian Formula Azzurra championship, obtaining very good results, being also this 2007 where he did the test with the F3. In 2008 he ran with a Ferrari 430 in the GT3 category. In 2009 he competed in the Italian GT championship with a Porsche 997.
Balba Gonzalez-Camino (Spain)
This Madrid is the most successful pilot in our panorama. She is the only woman to win the Spanish GT Championship in 2000, together with Miguel Ángel de Castro piloting a Marcos LM600. In 2003 she was runner-up with a Seat Toledo GT. It is an entire institution in the motoring of our country. It belongs to the board of directors of the Automobile Federation. Currently, he leads the BMW Driving School.