• Formula E,  Racing drivers,  Statistics,  Women racing

    Formula E: Eight things you should know

    The 2019/20 FIA Formula E championship arrives in Marrakech, Morocco this Saturday for the fifth round of its sixth season. Having weathered scepticism throughout its life, Formula E has begun to truly emerge as one of the most reliably exciting and dramatically storied series in world motor racing. With it also being one of the few top-line racing series currently available to watch on free-to-air television in the United Kingdom, anyone with a desire to get into motorsport could do significantly worse than to open the iPlayer this weekend and give it a go. Today, here are eight key points that you need to know ahead of the lights going…

  • Racing drivers,  Formula 1,  W Series,  Women racing

    Ten of the best: women racing drivers

    The last woman to start a Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix was Lella Lombardi of Italy, who drove the Surtees-Ford in the 1976 Austrian Grand Prix. As far as I’m concerned, that is a preposterously long time ago. Too long. I hadn’t been born yet, and I’m old. Too old. I was 12 the last time a woman driver even attempted to qualify for a Grand Prix: another Italian, Giovanna Amati, in the laughably uncompetitive Brabham in 1992. The time has come for a revolution on the Formula 1 grid. Today, here are my picks for the ten best women racing drivers competing in world motorsport today. Could one…