Claire Williams, daughter of Williams F1 Team founder, Sir Frank Williams, and the deputy team principal of the same team, has called for more women to participate in Formula One.
“There’s no reason why women cannot come into Formula One; there’s nothing stopping young girls coming in, as drivers, as technicians – send your CV in!” She said in an interview with the Telegraph this week. “We at Williams have a skills shortage so if girls are coming up to the right level why on earth wouldn’t we recruit from the pool where 50% of society is female?”
Last year, Monisha Kaltenborn became Formula One’s first female team principal when Peter Sauber retired from the role at the team which shares his name and promoted Monisha to the position.
However on the drivers front, Maria de Vilotta suffered a career-ending accident at the Duxford Airfield when she crashed a Marussia during a straight-line test in the days before the British Grand Prix.
Williams F1 Team, the same team in which Claire Williams is a deputy principal, also employ Susie Wolff as a development driver.