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Laleh Seddigh 1977, Teheran and is an Iranian female race car driver. She races both on circuits and in rallies. She lives in Teheran and has been called the "little Schumacher" Seddigh started driving at the age of 13, taught by her father. She passed her driving test at 18. She had to get special permission from a local ayatollah in order to compete against men. Driving is nota contact sport, and on the condition that would confirm to dress-codes......

Laleh Seddigh 1977, Teheran and is an Iranian female race car driver. She races both on circuits and in rallies. She lives in Teheran and has been called the "little Schumacher" Seddigh started driving at the age of 13, taught by her father. She passed her driving test at 18. She had to get special permission from a local ayatollah in order to compete against men. Driving is nota contact sport, and on the condition that would confirm to dress-codes......

Doreen Evans, British racing driver, who was an MG works driver and competed at Le Mans (1935) at which five other female drivers also raced

Doreen Evans, British racing driver, who was an MG works driver and competed at Le Mans (1935) at which five other female drivers also raced

Doreen Evans, British racing driver, who was an MG works driver and competed at Le Mans (1935) at which five other female drivers also raced

Doreen Evans, British racing driver, who was an MG works driver and competed at Le Mans (1935) at which five other female drivers also raced

women race car drivers | First black female race car driver for NASCAR

women race car drivers | First black female race car driver for NASCAR

Genevra Delphine Mudge is widely considered to be the first ever female racing driver, having started her career all the way back in 1899.    She was acclaimed as a talented driver and was the first woman in US history to be issued with a drivers license.

Genevra Delphine Mudge

Genevra Delphine Mudge is widely considered to be the first ever female racing driver, having started her career all the way back in 1899. She was acclaimed as a talented driver and was the first woman in US history to be issued with a drivers license.

Louise Aitken-Walker Rally car driver In 1983 Berwickshire's Aitken-Walker becomes the first woman to win a national rally outright and in 1990 became the first ever British driver to win a world title, the Ladies World Rally Champion. Readers of Autosport voted her National Driver of the Year (87) and in 1992 she was awarded an MBE.

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Louise Aitken-Walker Rally car driver In 1983 Berwickshire's Aitken-Walker becomes the first woman to win a national rally outright and in 1990 became the first ever British driver to win a world title, the Ladies World Rally Champion. Readers of Autosport voted her National Driver of the Year (87) and in 1992 she was awarded an MBE.

Illustration by Mark Summers depicting driver Phil Hill racing his Ferrari 156 in 1961.

Illustration by Mark Summers depicting driver Phil Hill racing his Ferrari 156 in 1961.

Laleh Seddigh, Iranian Formula 3 race car driver. She is recognized as the best female racer in the country.

Laleh Seddigh, Iranian Formula 3 race car driver. She is recognized as the best female racer in the country.

F1's first female driver: season 1958, Maria Teresa de Filippis (b.1926) from Italy.

F1's first female driver: season 1958, Maria Teresa de Filippis (b.1926) from Italy.

NASCAR Drivers | NASCAR has a FULL TIME FEMALE Truck Driver * Jennifer Jo Cobb

NASCAR has a FULL TIME FEMALE Truck Driver * Jennifer Jo Cobb

NASCAR Drivers | NASCAR has a FULL TIME FEMALE Truck Driver * Jennifer Jo Cobb

Hellé Nice, the tittalating French female race car driver of the 1920's and 30's.

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Hellé Nice, the tittalating French female race car driver of the 1920's and 30's.

Ferrari 166/212 F1 by Alidarnic, via Flickr. Love these classic '50's racers. The red toy car.

Ferrari 166/212 F1 by Alidarnic, via Flickr. Love these classic '50's racers. The red toy car.

Phill Hill and Jim Hall work on their Chaparral 2D at Daytona in 1967. The car failed to finish due to gearbox problems. Bruce Jennings was also listed as a co-driver.

Phill Hill and Jim Hall work on their Chaparral 2D at Daytona in 1967. The car failed to finish due to gearbox problems. Bruce Jennings was also listed as a co-driver.