79 Year Old Lady Race Car Driver – Video
Seventy-nine-year-old Rosemary Smith has shrugged off elderly driver stereotypes by lapping a French race track in an 800-hp Formula One car.
As part of the Renault Sport F1 team’s 40th anniversary celebrations, rally driver Rosemary was invited to get behind the wheel of an F1 car at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, southern France.
But Rosemary isn’t an ordinary 79-year-old lady. Although she originally trained as a seamstress and opened her own dress shop, one of her clients invited her to join them navigating in a rally. Soon, the Dublin-born adrenaline junkie switched to the driver’s seat and started winning trophies.