A Female Driver – First Steps to Sitting on the Grid!
Posted by: EmmaB - Posted: January 7, 2021
As some of you may of seen in some of my earlier posts I currently help to run my younger brother Tom but it has always been my dream to get in the car myself. Ever since I was young I have memories of going racing watching my dad and always saying that I want to be in that car one day to follow in his footsteps and now Toms, over the last few years me getting in the car has taken a back seat as I have concentrated on other parts of motorsport however now I am more eager than ever to get on track.
Over the last few weeks I have seen several articles about Formula Woman for Women who have no over very little racing experience, although i have mainly been in the Formula Ford Paddock I saw this as a fantastic opportunity to explore a new series although I will always be part of the paddock. After a few days of thinking and considering the pros and cons or registering for the series I have decided to register my interest in the series.
I am now waiting to hear about the next stage of it which is to be invited to an assessment day at one of the circuits in the UK where I will be assessed on my driving skills, once I have been assessed on my driving skills if they are happy I will then be invited for a second assessment day at a later date where I will once again be assessed on my driving but also my media skills.
Fingers crossed that this all goes well as if I make the final day and they are happy the prize for this is to be given the chance to then compete in a full season in the series with the races being shown on TV.
As I am waiting to hear when my first assessment day will be I am continuing to build the Formula Ford ready for the new season which starts Easter weekend Covid permitting with a great weekend to start the year off supporting the British GT’s.
I will continue to keep you all updated with the various stages of the Formula Woman and also the continued preparation of the formula ford where if I am not driving myself I will be continuing to look after Tom!
Hopefully see some of you at the circuit soon!