Tatiana Calderón, Sophia Floersch, and Beitske Visser are up to the challenge to compete among the crème de la crème in the high-risk, male-dominated sport of auto racing. Hailing from Colombia, Germany, and the Netherlands, respectively, the three comprise the Richard Mille Racing Team, the French entrepreneur’s all-women crew launched in collaboration with the FIA WIM (Women in Motorsport).
As co-founder of the eponymous ultraluxury Swiss watchmaking brand and president of the FIA Endurance Commission, Richard Mille has long been a champion of women in racing, not just behind the wheel but also behind the scenes as engineers, mechanics, and strategists. For years, he has pursued equal opportunities for female drivers to compete at the sport’s highest level. With his team’s debut in 2020, women now have the chance to be recognized for their passion and skill on the track, particularly in endurance racing.
“Our project of building a Richard Mille team is truly the beginning of a great and successful adventure, which will finally open the doors of endurance and motorsport to women,” Richard Mille says in a statement.