The W Series, a new all-female international racing championship, kicked off in Germany earlier in May with the ultimate aim of seeing a woman competing in Formula One. The only SA competitor on the grid is SA’s Tasmin Pepper, who finished eighth out of 18 drivers on her debut. Attending the race was none other than SA’s Desiré Wilson, one of only five women to have competed in F1 and the only one to win an F1 race of any kind with her victory at Brands Hatch in the non-championship British Aurora F1 race in 1980.

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