That to me is simply priceless! Bia, as she is known by friends and fans, won her first Indy Lights race at Nashville Superspeedway on 12 July , becoming the first woman to win a race in the Indy Lights series. Subscribe to Autosport Plus. With the excitement surrounding Bia’s victory a reporter asked if she was the next Danica Patrick. Contact us to advertise with Autosport.

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At the same time I dreamt of someday becoming a professional race car driver. Accessed 30 January This site uses cookies. What advantages do you have as one of a handful of women in indyar industry and how have you leveraged those advantages?

Ana Beatriz

veatriz Bia placed fifth in the Firestone Freedom at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 23 Maythe highest finishing position by a female driver in that race. We are all aggressive and share the same goal of winning the race. Why there’s no downtime for F1 Bottas on a great year for his team but a challenging one for him. Unfortunately racing is the most expensive sport because of the car, engine and team structure. Rookie of the Year, Tony Renna rising star award.

Beatiz causing her to miss the next race and requiring her to compete with a brace for the large part of the season. We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously. Sky is the limit and I believe that women are so much more determined than men in general.


Wins Podiums Poles 0. We aim for guests to leave…. Portuguese is her native language and she also speaks English and some Spanish. Penske making progress on ‘deficiencies’ Josef Newgarden says his Penske IndyCar team has made a step in the right direction to solve the “deficiencies” it had in IndyCar. The results she demonstrated on and off the track gained the attention of many, and as a result, she was awarded the Tony Renna Rising Star Award.

Accessed 24 May Honda car knowledge after McLaren ‘shocked’ Tost Toro Rosso Formula 1 team principal Franz Tost says he was “shocked” by how little specific car knowledge Honda had after its three-year partnership with McLaren F1.

The one-second F1 tech gain that made a car slower For the season, the Benetton Formula 1 team made a stunning technical breakthrough that it hoped would return it to its previous glory.

Ana Beatriz, Andretti Autosport/Conquest Racing Chevrolet

Ana Beatriz, you started kart racing when you were eight. In the coming months, my marketing team will be seeking out other opportunities to interact with more young girls and women. I’m never going to be Danica For the Brazilian anq player, see Ana Beatriz Silva.

Don’t miss out on our communications, make sure you add us to your list of contacts! I have clear in my mind that having the right chance and the right support we will have the chance to win races and have a fair fight for championships. Firestone Indy Lights Series. New issue out every week.

This article is about the Brazilian IndyCar series driver. However, outside of the track I have leveraged my femininity to overcome bad situations using traditional women skills of tact and diplomacy while maintaining a firm versus aggressive stand.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. However, I had no idea just how difficult it was to drive at those speeds, much less the degree of dedication and effort it takes to rank among the best.

Female Indy racers have made an effort to become more feminine in order to appeal to sponsors in the cosmetics industry.

Ana Beatriz Figueiredo, Indy Race Driver

As a young child Ana Beatriz was involved in ballet, soccer, volleyball, tennis and acting school to help her overcome her shyness. Find your inner confidence and if at anytime you find yourself seeing something as a barrier something women tend to create for themselves—which I believe to be optical illusions then turn it into an opportunity. WEC’s hypercar vision needs less talk and more action Manufacturers have spoken positively about the World Endurance Championship’s hypercar concept, but that’s not nearly enough – the series desperately needs them to step forward and commit to show it has a bright future after all WEC.

My greatest satisfaction is that I get to do what I truly love and am passionate about!