First woman in five years to test drive F1 car

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STORY: Jessica Hawkins is the first woman in nearly five years to test a Formula One car

Location: Mogyorod, Hungary

"I just want to say you actually don't know what this means to me, thank you from the bottom of my heart."

The former W Series racer joined Aston Martin as a driver ambassador in 2021

Formula One has not had a woman driver start a grand prix since Lella Lombardi in 1976

but a number have tested the machinery

The last female driver to test before Hawkins was Colombia's Tatiana Calderon in 2018

"It's a big moment. It's a big moment for me, It's a big moment for the team, it's a big moment for women's sport, or women's motorsport especially. And I think in all different areas of sport at the moment we're growing and showing that we have as much reason to be here as the men so hopefully this is the first step of more women getting into Formula One."