‘A challenge every day’: Nissan’s Team Manager Francesca Valdani on being a woman in motorsport

“Formula E is the series for the next generation,” Nissan’s Valdani says about the all-electric championship. Italian Francesca Valdani works with the Nissan Formula E team, and shares what her role entails and the reality of being a woman in motorsport. GET TO KNOW: What does a Formula E race weekend look like?. As well as previously working for TECHEETAH and now Nissan, Francesca is no stranger to the all-electric motorsport championship. “Joining the team a month before the first race [of Season 9] and a few days before pre-season testing definitely wasn’t easy,” Valdani continues. As well as her incredible work at Nissan, Valdani is one of the fantastic women that works within Formula E. “It’s still a challenge every day,” she adds when discussing the challenges of being a woman in motorsport. At Nissan we are lucky because we have several women in the team.

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