Andretti Autosport is investing in emerging talent by signing Simona de Silvestro as the only female driver on the grid so far for Formula E next season.
Simona De Silvestro
In this special episode of The List, hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pilot an F1 car after a day of instruction with the GP Experience at the Thermal Club in California. Join our hosts as they check 'Drive a Formula One car' off of their list.
The Formula One history books are hardly filled with female racing drivers. Maria Teresa de Felippis competed in a few grands prix in the late 1950s. Lella Lombardi remains the only woman to have scored championship points (albeit just a half of one when she finished sixth in the tragically aborted 1975 Spanish Grand Prix). Davina Galica, Desiré Wilson and Giovanna Amati all tried but failed to qualify for F1 races. Far from stellar results, then, but lately several teams have signed fema