Where Are They Now? As a driver she began when invited to a celebrity race, surprising onlookers with her natural talent. Galica took the Olympus sponsorship with her replacing Hesketh’s previous Penthouse magazine sponsorship , but failed to qualify the E for either of the World Championship season’s first two races. She took her March F2 car to Japan for a time, and also took up sportscar racing again, in enduros and shorter races. Despite being in her seventies at the time of writing, Ms Galica shows no sign of slowing down. Maria Teresa de Filippis was born on November 11, , and she is remembered as a pioneer of F1 racing. She also drove a Lola T in the new Sports series, won a lot of races, but was narrowly beaten to the title.

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Speedqueens: Divina Galica

Sticking with the same car inshe continued to enter Formula Two races and also diina part in some Aurora F1 rounds. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. However, when Divina changed to an Ibec car for the Oulton Park round, she was fifth – her best finish. But she was making the headlines, so Webb subsequently had the car re-built and she also entered “celeb” races in a Formula Ford Elden.

Kimi Raikkonen In Ferrari In ? Women in motorsport from to the present day. The fact that this very British lady isn’t on the UK radar much these days is primarily because she has spent many years working, and occasionally still racing, in the United States.

It was the first time in 13 years a car with the No. Accepting an invitation to a celebrity auto race, Galica surprised everyone with her driving talent. Posted on October 8, Author Jordan Ewanss. She went on to score some good finishes and took sixth in the series.

The following year she raced again in the Aurora series in a Formula 2 car. In she was entered galicx the British Shellsport International Group 8 series and after some promising performances, Nick Whiting decided to enter her firmula the British Grand Prix. Michael Ruane’s anonymity was nice while it lasted. Truck racing was Divina’s next challenge. Maria Teresa de Filippis started this trend, and a few other followed. Divina raced one of the Panoz cars herself and came away with two wins. She competed in the Winter Olympics for Britain in in Innsbruck, in in Grenoble and in in Sapporo, and in the latter two occasions was the captain of the British team.


She took her March F2 car to Japan for a time, and also took up sportscar racing again, in enduros and shorter races. Profile Latest Articles Latest Photos. Still with the short cropped hair she sported in the s and with the same upper class English accent, Divina not only retains her huge enthusiasm and zest for life but also looks remarkably similar to the old days.

She twice finished on the podium in World Cup events and at one time held the British downhill speed record. Jerry Wong is one of three players with at least 10 million chips going into Day 6 of the WSOP main event, but it’s a tight race up top.

All this happened in spite of a disastrous start to the season, when Divina wrote off her Escort Special during her second-ever competitive lap in it.

Hesketh Racing ‘s works driver Rupert Keegan had taken part in a couple of rounds of the British domestic series inand at the start of the Formula One season Hesketh offered Galica the opportunity to replace him in the team’s Hesketh E car.

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What was more remarkable was that she was entering Grands Prix in only her first full year of competition.

While you could hear many comments about women and driving, we assure you that there are girls who can drive a lot better than most men. Divina Galica has always been addicted to speed, and although it’s over 30 years since she attempted to become one of the rare breed of women who have actually started a grand prix, she’s still very much involved with motor racing.

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Unfortunately, she failed to qualify for either race. After promising showings in this domestic series, Whiting decided to enter Galica for that year’s British Grand Prixusing their Surtees. In she drove an underperforming and underfunded Surtess in the British series, nevertheless managing a couple of podiums. Her main eight-year skiing career also included twice making the podium in the main downhill events in and coming close in both the slalom and grand slalom.


Posted on December 17, Author Jordan Ewanss. Jerry Wong holds lead with 80 left after Day 5 of main event Jerry Wong is one of three players with at least 10 million chips going into Day 6 of the WSOP main event, but it’s a tight race up top.

Michael Ruane has lived most of his life in poker obscurity, exactly how he wanted it. On the suggestion of Brands Hatch and Shellsport race promoter John Webb, Divina took a driving course at Motor Racing Stables, and at the age of 28 became a full-time professional racing driver, in