Maria Teresa de Filippis a first female F1 driver passes away [ Current News (Concise) ]

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Maria Teresa de Filippis the first female F1 (Formula One) driver has passed away on 8 January 2016 in Italy at the age of 89 years. She was the first female pioneer in motor racing. Motor racing is a sport mainly subjugated by men.

  • In 1958, she had taken part in the five World Championship Grand Prix for the Maserati team.

About Maria Teresa de Filippis:

  • She was born on 11 November 1926 in Naples, Italy.
  • She was the first women to race in Formula One.
  • At the age of 22 had stated her racing career she and had won first race on a 10 km drive between Salerno and Cava de’ Tirreni by driving a Fiat 500.
  • In 1958, she has represented the Maserati team in Monaco Grand Prix of Formula one.
  • During her career he was become well-known as pioneer in motor racing
  • She was also a founding member of the Maserati Club and later on she becomes its President.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 13, 2016