Female Race Car Drivers

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Shirley Muldowney
(American Racing Automobile Driver and the ‘First Lady of Drag Racing')
Shirley Muldowney
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Birthdate: June 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States

The first woman to get an NHRA license to drive a Top Fuel dragster, Shirley Muldowney is known as The First Lady of Drag Racing. She was also the first woman to win three NHRA Top Fuel championships. She also owns a children’s charity and has had a biopic made on her life.

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Ashley Force Hood
(American Racing Driver)
Ashley Force Hood
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Birthdate: November 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States

Ashley Force Hood is a former Top Fuel Funny Car (TF/FC) drag racer associated with John Force Racing. She is the daughter of  John Force, who is a 16-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car national champion. She and her father raced together in April 2007. She became the president of John Force Entertainment in 2012. 

 3 
Michèle Mouton
(French Former Rally Driver)
Michèle Mouton
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Birthdate: June 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grasse, France
 4 
Danica Patrick
(The Most Successful Woman in the History of American Open-Wheel Car Racing)
Danica Patrick
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Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
Danica Patrick, the first female driver to clinch an IndyCar series win, became the Rookie of the Year at the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series and later joined stock-car racing with the NASCAR Nationwide Series. She owns a wine brand and an athleisure line, and supports DRIVE4COPD.
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Janet Guthrie
(Race Car Driver)
Janet Guthrie
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Birthdate: March 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Janet Guthrie created history when she became the first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500 races. An adventure lover from the very beginning, she was interested in planes and parachutes since her teens. She also excelled in physics and worked as an aerospace R&D engineer.

 6 
Milka Duno
(Racecar driver)
Milka Duno
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Birthdate: April 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caracas
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Simona de Silvestro
(Swiss-Italian Racing Driver)
Simona de Silvestro
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Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thun, Switzerland
 8 
Katherine Legge
(British Racing Driver Who Became the Second Woman to Test an F-1 Car)
Katherine Legge
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Birthdate: July 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England

British auto racing driver Katherine Legge is best known for her participation in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. She became the second woman to test a F-1 car when, in 2005, she tested at Vallelunga Circuit for the Minardi F1 Team. She has also tested for the UK team at the A1 Grand Prix.

 9 
Jamie Chadwick
(British Motorsports Racing Driver)
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Birthdate: May 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bath, Somerset, England
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Sarah Fisher
(American Retired Professional Race Car Driver)
Sarah Fisher
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Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Retired race car driver, Sarah Fisher competed mainly in the Indy Racing League and Indianapolis 500. Born into a family with an interest in racing; she developed an aptitude for the sport, winning several awards before beginning her professional career in 1999. Cofounder of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, she was forced to retire in 2010 due to sponsorship problem.

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Jodie Kidd
(English Fashion Model, Racing Driver and Television Personality)
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Birthdate: September 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Lella Lombardi
(Italian Formula-1 Racing Driver)
Lella Lombardi
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Birthdate: March 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frugarolo, Italy
Died: March 3, 1992

Lella Lombardi made headlines by becoming the world’s only female Formula One driver to earn a top six finish in a World Championship race. A butcher’s daughter, she initially drove her family’s delivery van. An LGBT icon, she died of cancer, and was survived by her partner.

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Tatiana Calderón
(Colombian Racing automobile driver)
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Birthdate: March 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Leah Pruett
(American Drag Racer)
Leah Pruett
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Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Redlands, California
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Natalie Decker
(American Professional Stock Car Racing Driver)
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Birthdate: June 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
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Maria Teresa de Filippis
(Italian Racing Driver and the First Woman to Race in Formula One)
Maria Teresa de Filippis
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Birthdate: November 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy
Died: January 8, 2016
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Sophia Flörsch
(German Motorsports Racing Driver)
Sophia Flörsch
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Birthdate: December 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grünwald, Germany

German racing driver Sophia Flörsch is also skilled in activities such as karting, wind surfing, and skiing. She now competes for Abt Sportsline and the Richard Mille Racing Team. In 2020, she received the Laureus Comeback of the Year award for surviving a deadly accident on track and a spinal surgery.

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Desiré Wilson
(South African Formula One Driver)
Desiré Wilson
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Birthdate: November 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brakpan, South Africa
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Courtney Force
(American Racing Driver)
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Birthdate: June 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Maria de Villota
(Racing driver)
Maria de Villota
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Birthdate: January 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: October 11, 2013
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Brittany Force
(American Racing Driver)
Brittany Force
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Birthdate: July 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
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Jennifer Jo Cobb
(American Professional Stock Car Racing Driver)
Jennifer Jo Cobb
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Birthdate: June 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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Divina Galica
(British Sportswoman Who Competed in Four Winter Olympics)
Divina Galica
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Birthdate: August 13, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bushey Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England
Divina Galica is a British sportswoman who competed as a skier in four Winter Olympics, including the 1968 and 1972 Winter Games, where she led the British Women's Olympic Ski Team. Divina Galica is also a former racing driver who entered the F1 World Championship Grand Prix on three occasions.
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Pippa Mann
(British Racing Car Driver)
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Birthdate: August 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
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Susie Wolff
(British Former Professional Racing Driver)
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Birthdate: December 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oban, Scotland

Susie Wolff is a British retired racing driver who competed in Formula One. Wolff made history in 2014 when she became the first woman in 22 years to participate in a Formula One race weekend. Susie Wolff is the current CEO of Venturi Racing, which competes in Formula E.

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Jessi Combs
(American Professional Racer, Television Personality, and Metal Fabricator)
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Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rockerville, South Dakota, United States
Died: August 27, 2019

Professional racer, TV personality and metal fabricator, Jessi Combs, is remembered for setting a women's land speed class record (four wheels) in 2013. She was known as "the fastest woman on four wheels.” As a TV presenter, she co-hosted over 90 episodes of the Spike TV show, Xtreme 4x4. She died in a car crash while racing in 2019. 

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Carmen Jordá
(Racing driver)
Carmen Jordá
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Birthdate: May 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alcoi, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Shawna Robinson
(American Retired Professional Stock Car Racing Driver)
Shawna Robinson
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Birthdate: November 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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Lyn St. James
(American Former Race Car Driver)
Lyn St. James
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Birthdate: March 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio, United States
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Pat Moss
(British Race Car Driver)
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Birthdate: December 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thames Ditton, Surrey, England
Died: October 14, 2008
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Erica Enders-Stevens
(American Drag Racing Driver)
Erica Enders-Stevens
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Birthdate: October 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Ana Beatriz
(Brazilian Racing Driver)
Ana Beatriz
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Birthdate: March 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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Hellé Nice
(French Racing Automobile Driver)
Hellé Nice
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Birthdate: December 15, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aunay-sous-Auneau, France
Died: October 1, 1984
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Patty Moise
(American Racing Automobile Driver)
Patty Moise
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Birthdate: December 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Louise Smith
(Second Woman to Race in Nascar at the Top Level)
Louise Smith
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Birthdate: July 31, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnesville, Georgia, United States
Died: April 15, 2006
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Sara Christian
(First Woman Driver in Nascar History)
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Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
Died: March 7, 1980
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Cyndie Allemann
(Swiss Racing Driver)
Cyndie Allemann
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Birthdate: April 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moutier, Switzerland
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Denise McCluggage
(American Racing Automobile Driver)
Denise McCluggage
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Birthdate: January 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: El Dorado, Kansas, United States
Died: May 6, 2015
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Maryeve Dufault
(Canadian Motorsports Racing Driver)
Maryeve Dufault
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Birthdate: February 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Canada
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Beitske Visser
(Racing driver)
Beitske Visser
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Birthdate: March 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dronten, Netherlands
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Vicky Piria
(Italian-British Racing Driver)
Vicky Piria
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Birthdate: November 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
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Marta García
(Racing driver)
Marta García
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Birthdate: August 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Denia, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Leilani Münter
(American Former Professional Stock Car Racing Driver)
Leilani Münter
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Birthdate: February 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Mara Reyes
(Mexican Stock Car Racing Driver)
Mara Reyes
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Birthdate: March 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pachuca, Mexico
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Fabienne Wohlwend
(Racing driver)
Fabienne Wohlwend
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Birthdate: November 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Carol Burkett
(American Racing Driver)
Carol Burkett
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Birthdate: May 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Franklin, West Virginia, United States
Died: April 4, 2020
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Kat Teasdale
(Canadian Auto Racing Driver and Businesswoman)
Kat Teasdale
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Birthdate: December 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Canada
Died: June 2, 2016
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Clärenore Stinnes
(German Auto Car Racer)
Clärenore Stinnes
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Birthdate: January 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mülheim, Germany
Died: September 7, 1990
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Anne-Charlotte Verney
(French Racing and Rally Driver)
Anne-Charlotte Verney
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Birthdate: May 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Le Mans, France
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Ellen Lohr
(German Racing Driver)
Ellen Lohr
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Birthdate: April 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nowrap Mönchengladbach, Germany