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List of famous female racecar drivers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female racecar drivers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being racecar drivers. There are thousand of females working as racecar drivers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic racecar drivers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a racecar driver then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female racecar drivers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female racecar drivers?" and "Who are the best female racecar drivers?"
Danica Patrick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Racecar Drivers
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Danica Sue Patrick is an American auto racing driver, model, and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women's victory in an IndyCar Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 the highest finish there ever by a woman. She competed in the series from 2005 to 2011. In 2012, she competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and occasionally in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Since the 2013 season, Patrick has driven the #10 GoDaddy.com / Aspen Dental / TaxACT Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. In 2013, she became the first female NASCAR driver to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States of America

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Linda Brava is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Racecar Drivers
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Linda Magdalena Lampenius Cullberg, better known by her maiden name Linda Lampenius and international stage name Linda Brava, is a Finnish classical concert violinist and recording artist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

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Mika Häkkinen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Racecar Drivers
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Mika Pauli Häkkinen is a retired Finnish professional racing driver. He was the 1998 and 1999 Formula One World Champion, driving for McLaren and has been ranked among the greatest Formula One drivers in various motorsport polls. Häkkinen currently works in driver management and is a brand ambassador for various companies. Häkkinen began his career in karting at the age of five and achieved success by winning regional and national kart championships. He progressed to car racing when he entered the Formula Ford and Formula Three series in Italy and the United Kingdom. After success in the series, Häkkinen entered Formula One in 1991 with the Team Lotus where he remained until 1992. The ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland

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#11 on The Greatest Formula One Drivers Ever

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Ashley Force Hood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Racecar Drivers
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Ashley Force Hood is a Top Fuel Funny Car drag racer for John Force Racing. She is the daughter of 16-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car national champion John Force and Laurie Force. She is married to Daniel Hood, who works for John Force Racing. She was on hiatus from racing in 2011 as the couple expected their first child. Since their child's birth, Force Hood has announced her retirement from competitive racing. Force was selected as the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series' Rookie of the Year in November 2007. On April 27, 2008, Force earned her first ever NHRA Professional-category win, defeating her father in the final round at the NHRA Summit Southern Nationals held at the Atlanta Dragway in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 35

Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, USA

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