Le Mans 24 Hours Race Made History With Two All-Female Teams After 43 Years

Le Mans 24 Hours Race Made History With Two All-Female Teams After 43 Years

Le Mans 24 Hours is one of the world’s oldest sports car racing events that take place annually in the town of Le Mans in France. It is famously known as the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”.

In the 88th edition of the prestigious racing event, history was created with two all-female teams taking part after 43 years.

Racing driver Tatiana Calderon grabbed the headlines for her call for gender equality in motorsports. She said, “I don’t want to be treated differently, I just want to have the same opportunities as the guys.”

The 27-year-old told CNN, “Times are changing but we still need support from the male part, to believe fully and to give us the opportunity to show. That’s what we are missing.”

Calderon says competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours was an experience like no other but wants her team’s involvement to improve gender equality in the sport.

She was a part of the Richard Mille Racing Team alongside other recognizable names at Le Mans 24 Hours. Calderon is now a test driver for Formula One team Alfa Romeo.

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