It has been nearly 40 years since a female driver competed in a Formula One World Championship race. Now, there are two women—Susie Wolff and Simona de Silvestro—looking to end that streak.
Wolff, a 31-year-old Scot, has been a development driver for Williams since 2012. Meanwhile, de Silvestro, a 25-year-old from Thun, Switzerland, has raced in IndyCar since 2010 and recently signed with Sauber as an affiliated driver (whatever that means).
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