/Katherine Legge Becomes First Female Formula E Driver

Katherine Legge Becomes First Female Formula E Driver

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Formula E beats Formula 1 in having a female driver on the grid when it kicks off later in the year. The newly rebranded Amlin Aguri (Super Aguri) Formula E team announced they have signed 34-year-old British racer Katherine Legge.

Legge is an experienced single-seater driver, having competed for years in Champ Car series. She has also tested a Formula 1 car with Minardi and has also been to the DTM series. Her earlier motorsport career includes racing in Formula Renault UK, British F3, and Atlantic Championship.

Legge said: “For me this is a really exciting opportunity. The car is fantastic, it looks amazing and it will be very quick. Racing through the streets of the world’s leading cities will be an incredible experience and I think it’s a great chance to bring racing to the people.  We will be driving in their cities on their streets.”

Katherine Legge is the 11th confirmed driver for the inaugural Formula E season, joining Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi at Audi Sport Abt, Sam Bird and Jaime Alguersuari at Virgin Racing, Bruno Senna and Karun Chandhok at Mahindra Racing, Nick Heidfeld and Stéphane Sarrazin at Venturi, Franck Montagny at Andretti Autosport and Jarno Trulli at TrulliGP.

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