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Britain’s Jessica Hawkins became the first female in almost five years to drive a modern Formula One car during a recent test in Budapest. ‘I believe it’s eight to 10 years away from happening,’ Wolff told the Guardian in April. I do believe in eight to 10 years, when we have had a continued growth of the talent pool and more females entering the sport, it will be much more realistic.’. Wolff, a former professional driver who has also held the role of team principal with the Venturi Formula E team, launched the Dare To Be Different action plan – which aimed to inspire females to take up the sport – in 2016.

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