Jessica Hawkins becomes first female F1 test driver in five years

The 28-year-old drove 26 laps of the Hungaroring in Budapest last Thursday in the AMR21, the team’s race car from 2021. She is currently preparing to support the team’s entry into F1’s all female series the F1 Academy next season when all 10 teams will have a representative driver and run a car in their livery. The last woman to test an F1 car was Colombian driver Tatiana Calderón who was a test driver at Sauber and drove their car at Mexico in October 2018. Next year the series will join the F1 calendar as a support race.

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