First 👩🏻 F1🏁 driver passes away😔

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Maria Teresa de Filippis, who was the first woman👩 driver to race in the F1🏁 has passed away at the age of 89😔. Born in Naples in Italy, de Filippis started 3⃣ races in 1958 behind the wheel of a Maserati and finished 10th in Belgium👏. She retired in 1959 but had to overcome many hurdles🚧 before she became the first woman f1 racer👍 including Race director Toto Roche who prevented❌ her from entering the 1958 French GP. Only Italian Lella Lombardi has managed to start a F1🏁 race after de Filippis. Rest in peace, Maria ❗

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