It was a pleasure to see two All-Female teams compete at 2021 endurance race- 24 Hours of Le Mans. Richard Mille Racing and Iron Lynx (Iron Dames) made a second time entry in Le Mans 24, with their first entry in 2020. Richard Mille Racing finished 59th overall and last in LMP2 category in the ORECA 07 due to wet track and poor handling by No. 26 G-Drive Aurus of Franco Colapinto when his car spun off hitting Sophia Floersch. Sophia in her no.1 car was stuck in the middle of the track sideways and while trying to restart the ORECA 07, Tom Closet out of the blues hit no.1 hard that the blue medical light came on in the car. It was a sad one for Mille Richard Racing as the race ended just 6 hours into the race. Although Sophia Floersch is well.
Last year, Mille Richard Racing had a smooth drive without any problems and finishing 13th overall and 9th in LMP2 category.
Iron Lynx aka Iron Dame, created and led by entrepreneur and driver, Deborah Mayer in 2017 whose aim is to encourage female drivers in motorsport. Deborah Mayer is a Ferrari ambassador, so the team uses a Ferrari 488 GTE that finished 36th overall and 9th in the GTE category in the just concluded 24 Hours of Le Mans completing 332 laps. This year Iron Dames are ready for the endurance events as they take on seven motorsport events European Le Mans Series, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Michelin Le Mans Cup, the Ferrari Challenge, the GT World Challenge Europe, the Italian Formula 4 Championship and, for the first time ever, the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Mille Richard Racing owned by Mille Richard, the watchmaking brand. Setting up the racing team was as a result of female participants in the extreme motorsport events. Mille Richard Racing drivers include Tatiana Calderon, a Columbian race driver, the first woman on the podium of British Formula 3 also a test driver for Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team; Sophia Floersch, 20 years a German racing driver that races in DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters- German Tourng Masters) also FIA Formula 3 championship; Beitske Visser, 26 years, a Netherland race driver and BMW motorsport junior.
Iron Lynx- Iron Dames drivers included a newcomer Belgian driver, Sarah Bovy; Michelle Gatting, 28, an European Le Mans driver whose 2019 performance saw the team 4th along with Rachel Gray and Manuel Gostner; Rachel Fray, 35, Swiss Audi factory race driver, 2019 marked the first time an All-Female team finished 24 hours of Le Mans placing 39th overall and 9th in GTE AM category.