Saudi Arabia’s first female racing driver, Reema Juffali, has been named ambassador for the country’s first Formula One Grand Prix in Jeddah, organizers said on Monday.
The 29-year-old driver, who competed in the British Formula 3 Championship this year, will be one of the first to complete a lap of the street circuit along the shores of the Red Sea.
She will also participate in a track test of a 1979 Formula 1 Williams car sponsored by the national airline Saudia.
“I am really looking forward to participating in the race weekend activities and hope that my story and my journey can be an inspiration to anyone who is considering pursuing their dream,” she said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on women driving in 2018, and Juffali became the first licensed Saudi woman to participate in a series that same year.
Sunday’s Formula 1 race will be the third of four in the Middle East this season and could be title decisive as well.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen edged out seven-time Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton by eight points before the penultimate round.
Saudi Arabian female rider named F1 GP Ambassador – SABC News
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