Men as rivals.
Women and motor racing: this love affair is almost as old as the motor car itself. Long before grid girls became a normal paddock sight in the 1960s, female motorsports enthusiasts challenged men as rivals in road rallies, Grands Prix and even Formula 1 racing.
And they did so even in times when riding a car was considered highly unladylike. Some of these outstanding female drivers have proven very early that they can compete with men, if not surpass them.