Jessica Hawkins

F1: It turns out Jessica Hawkins was quick in F1 test

If Jessica Hawkins recent test times are any indication, we may be closer to seeing a woman compete in F1 perhaps than many think.

–by Mark Cipolloni–

2016 World Champion Nico Rosberg says Jessica Hawkins was “super rapid” in her recent Aston Martin test, compared to their test driver Felipe Drugovich.

The obvious question on everyone’s mind, including ours, was how competitive were Hawkins’ lap times in the AMR21? It has been quite the closely-guarded secret, but Sky F1 commentator Rosberg said he had got his hands on the exact times.

Jessica Hawkins tests Aston Martin AMR21
Jessica Hawkins tests Aston Martin AMR21

“What everybody doesn’t know, I know your lap times when you were testing,” said Rosberg.

“I can tell the little secret that you were rapid compared to the official test driver.

“I’m not going to say the exact times, because I know those too, but you were super rapid.”

She replied: “It went well, and I maybe surprised myself, I was very happy with how it went.”

“My next goal is to push to get back in the car,” she confirmed.

“I think at least I did a good enough job to put myself in that position.

“Over the winter I’ll work hard to ensure that I’m able to bring other sponsors and the partners to work with me to achieve my dream and work with them to achieve theirs, and inspiring more women along the way.”

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