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Women in F1: What next for female drivers at motorsport’s top level?

Women in F1: What next for female drivers at motorsport's top level?

“An amazing lady who dared to be different,” tweeted Susie Wolff on Sunday in response to the news that F1 had lost one of its trailblazers when Maria Teresa de Filippis passed away.

It was a message which combined both respect for the past and hope for the future – on Thursday, Wolff will launch an initiative to encourage more women to enter the world of motorsport.

De Filippis, Italy’s ‘First Lady of F1’ who started three grands prix in the late 1950s, was the first of just six women to compete in a grand prix weekend in the sport’s 66-year history.

So, with the topic back in the headlines, we take a look back at the story of female racers in F1 so far […]

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