It’s no secret that top-level motorsport is dominated by men, but things could be changing. Susie Wolff, a 31-year-old professional racer, has been making headlines for her role as a test driver for the Williams Formula One team, which will involve her driving in two practice sessions at grand prix this season. Already a successful competitor in the German touring car championship, Wolff is one of two drivers (alongside Simona de Silvestro, who has joined Sauber) taking steps to break into the highest levels of the sport. It’s not just Formula One, however, where we could see more women racers on the grid, as Rebecca Jackson explains, as she gets behind the wheel of a 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3. Run by British motorsport preparation specialist JRM, the GT-R complies with the FIA’s GT3 regulations and is powered by a 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V6. It costs from £295,000.
“Last year I launched Project Le Mans, which is my four-year plan to get to racing at Le Mans,” says Rebecca, who as well as a racing driver is a regular Telegraph contributor.
By Chris Stone, and Ju Zhang
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