Friday, August 19, 2011

Future le Femme in Pipeline for F1?

‘Le Reggie, aka Renault F1 – the other Lotus concern has just tested aspiring female racing driver Maria de Villota aboard a 2 year-old Renault R29 chassis at the Circuit Paul Ricard.

The 31yr old Spaniard is the daughter of ex-F1 driver Emilio and reportedly the first female to sample Formula 1 machinery since Thy Leggy ‘Juan, a.k.a. Katherine Legge participated in Minardi F1’s very final test at Vallelunga in 2005.

Thus De Villota joins Legge and Sarah Fisher  as Femme Fatales who’ve accomplished something that Danica Patrick hasn’t – C’mon guys, get your mind outta duh Gutter; Hya! As in driving a Formula One racecar.; although at 31, I’d say Maria’s chances are greatly limited towards gaining an F1 ride anytime soon, while I’m not really sure what being a test driver in Grand Prix gains one anymore - not to mention the other 167 reserve drivers on Renault’s books right now...