F1 Academy: Is Formula 1 finally taking women seriously?

Abbi Pulling is regarded as one of the UK’s best hopes to find a female F1 driver. A female driver hasn’t competed in a Formula 1 grand prix since 1976. To try and change that, the sport has launched a new all-female racing category called the F1 Academy – with 15 women competing across five teams. Jess Edgar is 17, and one of the first drivers to be signed up for the F1 Academy. Jess hopes the all-female series will inspire other young girls who want to start racing. “I don’t want to be seen as a female driver, I just want to be seen as a driver.

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