In a male-dominated motor sport, it is not easy for female participants. But thanks to the support of watch manufacturer wholesale Richard Mille, this situation began to change.
Swiss watch brand Richard Mille has long been an avid supporter of motorsports. In fact, Richard Mille himself has not only been passionate about the sport for many years, but also drew a lot of inspiration from the field of racing design and the technologically advanced engineering and solutions pioneered by this sport to make his timepieces.
Over the years, in addition to establishing deep ties with several racing teams, the manufacturer has also established a close relationship with the drivers-one of the special interests is Richard Mille’s experience with female competitors. Personal support, especially through the 20-year annual sponsorship, Rallye des Princesses, which is only for women, passes through France.
Like almost every other sport in the world, racing and rallying almost came to a halt during the global health emergency in the first half of 2020, but Richard Mille still found an ideal opportunity to support its founder One of the most favorite game formats. The annual Le Mans 24-hour endurance race prototypes and sports cars have always been an important part of the motorsport calendar. Although this year’s race has been postponed to September, the organizers decided to take advantage of the exciting possibilities to pass in June Hold a virtual race to learn about new technologies and e-sports-traditionally, the month of this classic motorsport.
Due to its new and unusual format, the virtual race not only attracts great interest, but also the participation of top teams and drivers-the latter includes several Formula One drivers whose commitment in the real world means They are usually unable to participate in races-and leading simulated racers. Naturally, entries are limited to 50 virtual cars, including the Richard Mille racing team, which will participate in the real-life 2020 European Le Mans Series LMP2 category of six races, including a lineup of female drivers.
However, for this all-weather race in cyberspace, the driver lineup has increased to four. The team leader is British driver Katherine Legge (Katherine Legge), she has about 20 years of international racing experience-including endurance racing in multiple categories, and is a member of the International Auto League Motor Sports Committee, which is governed by Chad Miller herself serves as the chairman. The driving responsibilities are shared by her usual partner Tatiana Calderón, a Colombian, and her passion for single-seater racing has made her an Alfa Romeo Test driver of the F1 team and 19-year-old German pilot Sophia Flörsch, who is currently participating in the F3 championship. replica watches for sale
In this virtual race, Emily Jones, a 26-year-old professional simulator racing driver from Australia, also joined the team. All four women-all from different corners of the world-naturally wore Richard Mille RM 07 -01 ladies’ watches. It can help them keep pace during the day and night driving. If they start at 3 pm, they finish all the way when they start the race in 23rd place, and after 24 hours, when they cross the finish line in Flörsch in 18th place.
This is not only a valuable result for female drivers, but also for the entire Richard Mille racing team, this experience is obviously also very valuable. Because just over a month later, in the first European Le Mans Series in 2020 in Le Castellet in the south of France, the team’s Oreca LMP2 car was composed of Calderon and the male driver André Negrean (replacing- Injured during qualifying) won a very trustworthy fifth place-this is an auspicious result for Le Mans in the real world this season and next month. RICHARD MILLE RM 61-01 YOHAN BLAKE