29 years after the experience of Giovanna Amati, Italian former professional racing driver, hired in 1992 as the second official Brabham driver, remembering Lella Lombardi, first woman to gain points in F1, and Maria Teresa De Filippis, first woman to drive a F1 car, Visser expressed herself on the male monopoly of Formula 1, which could end soon also for economic reasons.
Formula 1 is changing as Beitske, Dutch racing driver, who competed in the W Series, finishing second in 2019, says: "More and more women are getting to the top of motorsport. Thats very noticeable. And its not just about drivers, but also mechanics and other high functions. The motorsport world is changing. Women penetrate into key positions," Visser told Dutch media outlet AD.
There are many young women today fighting to carry forward their love for this sport, women who are not recognized enough, but who continue this path with their heads held high, fighting not only for their passion, but also for women's rights.
We can mention Sophia Floersch, German racing driver competing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship with Campos Racing, Tatiana Calderon, Colombian driver who competed in Formula 2 in 2019 and is also test driver for the Alfa Romeo team in Formula 1 since 2017, Jamie Chadwick, British F3 driver and Williams test driver, and Maya Weug, the first female driver to join the Ferrari Driver Academy.
"A mega opportunity for Maya, she is really good ad with the support of Ferrari she can go very far" said the 25- year-old driver.
But getting to Formula 1, as Visser herself says, is very difficult nowadays, especially due to economic reasons: “Formula 1 isnt realistic for me anymore, it's for very few people. For a season in step-up class F2, you already need a few million. I dont have that".
She had to abandon her lifelong dream to drive a Formula 1 car, but she's very excited to join Max Verstappen at her home Dutch GP in september for the sixth round of the W Series.
"I'm really looking forward to that" said Vesser, "It's good that we are becoming part of F1. Due to the popularity of Max, many people will now also discover the W Series, the platform is gettin bigger and bigger".