“We’re not giving it enough importance” said Lewis Hamilton on the absence of women in Formula 1

The driver criticizes the sport for few women being present on the track

Last Tuesday (15), during an interview for the website “Marca”, when asked about some changes that professional sport needs to make, Lewis Hamilton took a stand and criticized the absence of women in Formula 1. The athlete said that the fact that category not giving importance to this is a big problem.

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“Since I started racing, there are only men. In fact, we have not given enough importance to this problem. No doubt it is not encouraging to hear this. We are not paying enough attention or giving enough importance to the lack of gender diversity in the series,” said Lewis Hamilton.

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In professional sport, Lella Lombardi, from Great Britain, competed and participated in the Grand Prix in 1974, for the Brabham team, and Maria Teresa Filippis became the first woman to drive a Formula 1 car. In 2018, Tatiana Calderon performed a test and drove the Alfa Romeu car.

Earlier this year, as a way to broaden the sport’s gender, Susie Wolff took over as managing director of the F1 Academy. The measure was announced in conjunction with the proposal to launch a category entirely composed of women as a way to help in the development of young runners for the various competitions.

“The F1 Academy is an opportunity to drive genuine change in our industry, creating the best structures to find and nurture female talent on their journey to the elite levels of motorsport, both on and off the track. There is a lot of work to be done, but there is also a clear determination to get it done. In doing so, I believe the F1 Academy can stand for something beyond racing. It can inspire women around the world to follow their dreams and realize that with talent, passion and determination, there is no limit to what they can achieve,” said Susie Wolff.

The professional has an exceptional trajectory in the area. In 2018, she took over as head of Venturi in Formula E until 2022, competed in the DTM, participated in the development of Williams and, from now on, will have direct contact with Stefano Domenicali, president of Formula 1.

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