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Since this season, Sophie Flörsch drives for Abt Sportsline in the DTM. So far she was the only woman in the driver field. Now gets with Esmee Hawkey reinforcement.
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Flörsch is called the new time: "I am pleased for Esmee," says the Munich to Sport1 . "I have always said that I have no problem to drive against more women. On the contrary: I also have the goal of inspiring more girls for the sport, according to Happy I am that with Esmee another woman in the grid is. " ()
Flörsch also knows that a second lady of the popular German race series can only do well. "That does not hurt the DTM," she emphasizes. "On the contrary, it is great that in such a high race series two women are traveling. The more, the better - as long as we convince."
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curios: Hawkey and Flörsch have been moving to each other in the Ginetta Junior Championship in England in 2015. Flarch occupied the total slowdown Elf, Hawkey was 25.Esmee Hawkey: "Jumping to the cold water"
Now the Germans rang an abbot Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo, Hawkey a T3-Lamborghini Huracan - both with around 550 hp each.
"I can not wait to get started," says Hawkey. "The DTM is such a prestigious series with so much history, so it's really exciting to stand in the starting point this year. With as little time to the first round, I know that I jump into cold water and that it is a huge Step will be up, but it's one I am willing to go and make the most of it. "
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Last 2012 Two women in the DTM driver field
Hawkey last moved in the British Porsche Carrera Cup. Now she becomes the twelfth woman ever in the DTM. So far, only Ellen Lohr 1992 in Hockenheim, when she overtook her Mercedes team mate Keke Rosberg. The former Formula 1 world champion from Finland was difficult to digest the defeat and shot Lohr in the following race.
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The last two ladies in the DTM were Rahel Frey (Audi) and Susie Wolff (Mercedes) in the 2012 season. Both did not come out of a seventh place. DTM season start is 19./20. June in Monza (Italy).
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