#WIMM Mini Q+A 1 - "Which female motorsport figure inspires you the most?"
Updated: Nov 9, 2020
For #WomenInMotorsportMonth, I'm talking to women in the sport - fans and professionals - and asking them key questions to celebrate our past, assess our present, and consider the future.
Which female motorsport figure inspires you the most?
Cassidy: Ann Bradshaw! As someone who wants to be a press officer, her contribution to motorsport over the years has paved the way for so many more women to earn their own voices in F1. I got to speak with her recently and she's so kind, so intelligent, and so passionate.
Helèna: Mine is Anna Pamin. She was the press officer that I learnt the name of first. She worked at Red Bull and she gave me some advice when I won a competition to spend the afternoon with Daniel Ricciardo and other Red Bull staff. She is someone who I look up to and I hope to follow in her footsteps
Mhairi: My choice is Lella Lombardi, for a few reasons: she scored points in F1, showing that women can and should race at the top level of the sport; she was openly LGBT, and she was a versatile racer who raced in various types of motorsport.
Katy: As a kid, the only real female motorsport representation I ever saw in any capacity was those few Top Gear episodes where Sabine Schmitz drove the Nurburgring in a Transit van. She's a legend of touring cars and other motorsports and well known, but it's insane to me that she was the first female figure of any kind related to racing I ever saw, so I'd have to nominate her.