These female runners are turning up the heat on the running track

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Ever since the beginning of the automobile age, people have viewed motor racing as a sport for men. However, despite the dominance of men, there have always been women who have proven that women can drive just as fast as men, sometimes even faster. The first official race between motorized vehicles took place in 1867, decades before the day when a group of Parisian women on tricycles raced around a horse track. However, women were never far from motorsports, even despite their lack of legal freedoms.

Women are still a minority in the motorsport demographics, but they make up a larger proportion of drivers than before. Some of them are as famous as their male competitors. Others see their achievements crushed and their notoriety eroded by the sands of time. The girls weren’t allowed to compete, but there they were, grabbing the champagne for themselves. These runners turn up the heat on the race track.

15 Susie Wolff


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Susie Wolff is a British racing driver who competed in touring car racing. From 2006 to 2012, she was driving a Mercedes. Then she became a test driver for the Williams Formula 1 team. In 2017 she had a child and quit racing, but fans are sure she will return.


14 Molly Taylor


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Molly Taylor is an Australian rally driver who is the first and youngest woman to be crowned Australian Rally Champion. In 2011, she was the only woman in the WRC Pirelli star driver programme. She won the British Ladies Rally Champion and competed in the FIA ​​European Rally Championship.

13 Danica Patrick


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Danica Patrick is one of the most famous female racing drivers, but she’s not just into public relations. She started racing in 1998 and competed in NASCAR and the IndyCar series. She is the only woman to have won in IndyCar. It also raced twice in the 24 Hours of Daytona.

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12 Milka Duno


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As a former model, Milka Duno has an interesting career. She never considered motor racing until she received an invitation to a driving clinic. There, she realized that she was good at running. Milka has competed in the Indy Car Series, American Le Mans Series, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Rolex Sports Car Series.

11 Simone De Silvestro


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Simona De Silvestro is a Swiss racing driver. She said: “I signed a contract with Porsche at the end of 2019 and joined their Formula E project as a test and development driver. My father owns a car dealership (Alfa Romeo) and has always watched Formula 1. I became interested too soon.”


ten Leilani Munter


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Leilani Munter is an American racer who has been racing since 2010. She started out with the Indy Lights as an entry-level Indy Car racer and then moved up to the Indy Pro Series. She is also an environmentalist who leads several environmental projects. Additionally, she is one of the few vegan racing drivers.

9 Cyndie Allemann


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Cyndie Allemann is a Swiss runner from a racing family. She is the daughter of “former karting champion Kurt Allemann and the sister of racer Ken Allemann”. In 2007, she joined Formula 3 and then moved to Indy Lights. In 2012, she became the first female Super GT driver.

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8 Ashley Force Balaclava


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Ashley Force Hood is the daughter of a dragster, John Force. Her career started in 2007. Being one of the top professional dragsters, she is respected and well known for her accomplishments. From 2007 to 2010, she drove a Mustang Funny Car for the John Force Racing Team. She even ran after her father.

seven Michele Mouton


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Michele Mouton was one of the most talented drivers who competed in the World Rally Championship from 1974 to 1986. She drove Audis, Fiats, Alpines and Peugeots and came close to winning in 1982. She also co-founded the Race of Champions event. In 1986 she became the first woman to win the German Rally Championship.


6 Maryeve Dufault


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Maryeve Dufault never intended to be a race car driver, but her father and brother were into motocross. So she participated in races when she was little. In 2010, she started racing in the Canadian NASCAR Tire Series. She was the first woman in the Dodge racing program.

5 Sarah Fisher


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Sarah Fisher competed in the IndyCar series from 1999 to 2010 and collected 83 races under her belt. In 2005, she joined NASCAR and finished the season in 12th place. Sarah Fisher was the first woman to earn a pole position and had 9 starts in the Indianapolis 500, the most for a woman.

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4 Shannon McIntosh


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Shannon McIntosh is one of the most famous women in professional motorsport. She has been running since she was 5 years old. She has 100 wins in the amateur race. She made her professional racing debut in 2014. Today, she races in the ARCA Racing series. She is also an active media personality.

3 Sabine Schmitz


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Sabine Schmitz is known as the queen of the Nürburgring. This name comes from the fact that it has won many races in the VLN and CHC series. It has also twice won the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. She is known for “driving the two M5 ‘circle taxis’ around the iconic track”.


2 Carmen Jorda


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Carmen Jorda is a daughter of Jose Miguel Jorda, a former racing driver. She started with the karting series and then progressed to the Spanish Formula 3 championship. After that, she moved on to the European Formula 3 series and the Indy Car series. In 2016, she secured a place in the Lotus F1 team.

1 Jessica Barton


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Jessica Barton is a famous American dragster. Driving her Toyota Supra, she reached a top speed of 170.88 mph in 2011. She is also a part-time model. In 2013, someone stole his Supra, stripping the car of its performance parts. The car was recovered, but it was in a terrible state.

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