Top 10 Hottest and Most Talented Female Race Car Drivers
Top 10 Hottest and Most Talented Female Race Car Drivers

If you know anything about racing, you’re probably not surprised that Danica Patrick is topping our famous female race car drivers list.

Auto racing has been around for over 100 years, and the sport has been consistently dominated by men. Finally, women are starting to make an impact in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, and more. Below is a list of top 10 hottest and talented female race car drivers.

List of top 10 most beautiful and talented female racing drivers in the world

10. Leilani Munter

9. Ashley Force Hood

8. Claire Jedrek

7. Susie Wolff

6. Courtney Force

5. Vicky Piria

4. Shannon McIntosh

3. Cyndie Allemann

2. Inessa Tushkanova

1. Danica Patrick

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10. Leilani Munter - American

Photo: Leilani Munter
Photo: Leilani Munter

Münter is the child of a Japanese-Hawaiian mother from the Island of Hawaii and a German father, who was working at the Hawaii State Hospital in Kāneʻohe. Her father relocated to Rochester, Minnesota for work at the Mayo Clinic, where she was born on February 18, 1974.

Leilani Maaja Münter (born February 18, 1976) is an American former professional stock car racing driver and environmental activist. She last competed in the ARCA Menards Series, and previously drove in the Firestone Indy Lights, the development league of IndyCar. She currently lives in Cornelius, North Carolina.

Münter began racing in California in 2001 in the Allison Legacy Series. She debuted with a seventh-place finish. In 2002 Münter made the move to Mooresville, North Carolina, widely regarded as the center for NASCAR racing. In 2003, she had her first start in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series at South Boston Speedway, she finished ninth.

She made her first speedway start in 2004 at Texas Motor Speedway and set a new record when she qualified fourth, the highest qualifying effort for a female driver at the track. It was also her first super late model race; she finished seventh. In 2006, she had her first full-time season in a race car. In her fifth race of the season, she had one of the biggest races of her career when she finished fourth, setting a new record at Texas Motor Speedway for the highest finish for a female driver in the history of the 1.5 mile speedway. Later that year, Leilani became the first woman to qualify in the 45-year history of the Tony Bettenhausen Classic at Illiana Speedway in Indiana. In 43 stock car starts, Münter scored 19 top tens and 9 top five finishes.

At the end of the 2006 racing season, she was set to make the move into the ARCA Series in 2007, a stepping stone series into NASCAR’s top three series. In December 2006 she completed her ARCA rookie test at Daytona International Speedway. She was 24th quick of 59 race cars testing that day in a race car prepared by Andy Hillenburg, a retired driver who owns Fast Track Racing School, where Münter once worked at as an instructor.

She has a total of 20,3k followers on Instagram.

9. Ashley Force Hood - American

Photo: Autoweek
Photo: Autoweek

Ashley Force Hood is a retired American race car driver who made history as the very first woman to claim a win in Top Fuel Funny Car drag racing. She made a name for herself in the league of the best drag racers across the world before quitting the sport to focus on raising her family. While her career was active, she competed as a drag racer for John Force Racing. The same year she started her professional journey as a racer, she was named the sexiest athlete by the results of a poll created by AOL Sports.

The race queen was named the NHRA POWERade Funny Car Division Drag Racing Series Rookie of the Year by November 2007. She cinched her initial professional category victory in April 2008, following her defeat of her own father in the last round to claim victory at the Southern Nationals, which took place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ashley was born on November 29, 1982, in the town of Yorba Linda, California to John Force, who is a sixteen-time NHRA Top Fuel Funny Car national champion, and his wife, Laurie Force. Ashley has two younger sisters named Brittany and Courtney, and they are both professional car racers; and an older half-sister named Adria Hight, who happens to be married to Robert Hight, an NHRA drag racer.

On the academic front, Ashley Force Hood completed her early education at Esperanza High School based in Anaheim. She was a member of the school’s cheerleading team. She attended California State University, where she finished with a communications degree in 2003.

Ashley’s successes in the field of car racing have earned her acclaim, fame, and substantial wealth. Her status as one of the best Funny Car racers in the nation helped boost her financial standing by a wide berth. Similarly, her work in media and entertainment, as well as endorsement contracts have also contributed to her overall net worth. Ashley Force Hood is estimated to have a net value of $3 million.

In 2014, Ashley returned from her break as a test driver for the John Force Racing group, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. She renewed her NHRA Funny Car license but did not return to the sport as a competitive racer. She currently serves as Vice-President of John Force Racing.

She has more than 17,6K followers on Twitter.

8. Claire Jedrek - Singapore

Photo: Cheryl Tay
Photo: Cheryl Tay

When she’s not hosting events, Claire Jedrek is Singapore’s only female race car driver, winning her 1st podium placing of 2nd at the Malaysian F1 support race.

In July 2018 she completed her first come back race in at the Bangsaen GP after the birth of first child in January. Her second child came about unexpectedly 2019 August and by December she had won Singapore’s inaugural 12 hour karting endurance race with 5 other teammates.

She wa awarded by the Singapore Motor Sport Association for Outstanding Achievement (Car) and has appeared in numerous publications and campaigns involving her love for fitness and motorsport.

She’s also known as the co-owner of the fun karting facility The Karting Arena @ Bukit Timah, set up together alongside her husband.

Claire Jedrek is a celebrity fitness trainer and television personalty. While covering Formula 1 events, she became interested in moter sport. Just like other yong ladies on the list, she started off in karts. Then, she moved into the Malaysian Super Series (MSS) where she drove a Honda FD2 in a support race.

Presenter, emcee and writer best known for 13 years of media in the Lifestyle and Motorsport industry.

Claire’s extensive media coverage singles her out as an exclusive figure in the region, determined through the right brand associations, that aren’t just in line with her own, but one’s she trusts to put her name to.

She provides authentic and engaged followers from her social media that provide direct connect through her linked demographics.

She has a total of 28,2k followers on Instagram.

7. Susie Wolff - British

Photo: Susie Wolff via Instagram
Photo: Susie Wolff via Instagram

Susie Wolff is a retired Scottish racing driver whose 2014 participation at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone made her the first woman to participate in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years. In 2015, she retired from Formula One racing as well as all other forms of motorsport.

Suzanne Wolff, MBE (née Stoddart; born 6 December 1982) is a British former professional racing driver and Team Principal of Venturi Racing in Formula E .

In 2016, Wolff joined Channel 4 in the UK to be an analyst for their Formula One coverage. In 2018, she joined Venturi Racing in Formula E as Team Principal.

She lives in Switzerland and Oxford, England, with her husband Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The two were married in October 2011. In October 2016, Wolff announced on Twitter that she was pregnant with their first child. On 10 April 2017, she gave birth to a boy.

She has a total of 327k followers on Instagram.

6. Courtney Force - American

Photo: Drag Illustrated
Photo: Drag Illustrated

Courtney Force-Rahal (born June 20, 1988) is a former drag racer who competed on the NHRA tour. She drove the Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro SS Funny Car for John Force Racing. She is the youngest daughter of 16-time NHRA World Funny Car Champion John Force and his wife Laurie. She is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton having majored in Communications. On July 19, 2009, Force-Rahal won her first national event in the Top Alcohol Dragster category at the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Washington. After her sister, Ashley, announced her retirement from competitive racing in 2011, Force-Rahal became the fourth driver for John Force Racing. On July 27, 2014, Force-Rahal passed her sister for the record of most Funny Car wins by a female driver in NHRA history.

On 5 August 2012, Force won her first FC race, by defeating Matt Hagan in the final round of The Northwest Nationals, at Seattle, Washington.

To kick off the 2013 season, Force qualified in the number 1 position for the O'Reily Auto Parts Winternationals, becoming the first woman to do so. She would also go on to be the first female Funny Car driver to win that event, beating Ron Capps in the final.

At Kansas in 2014, Force achieved the 100th win by a female driver in NHRA by defeating Cruz Pedregon in the Funny Car final.

On January 24, 2019, Force announced she would stop driving, effective immediately.

She has a total of 212k Followers on Instagram.

5. Vicky Piria - Italian

Photo: Vicky Piria via Instagram
Photo: Vicky Piria via Instagram

Vittoria "Vicky" Piria (born 11 November 1993 in Milan) is an Italian-British racing driver who currently races in Formula Renault Eurocup and W Series.

Piria made her debut in the GP3 Series in 2012 with Trident Racing, who took over Addax Team's entry. Piria finished the season without scoring championship points and a best finish of 12th.

In 2013 Piria raced in European F3 Open with BVM Racing. She finished tenth in points. In 2014 she will race for JDC MotorSports in the Pro Mazda Championship, part of the Mazda Road to Indy. She is one of three female drivers contesting the 2014 championship.

In 2019, Piria participated to the selections for the newly created W Series. She passed the first phase and the final selection, becoming one of the 18 drivers to compete in the 6-event series, the only Italian in it.

She has a total of 100k followers on Instagram.

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4. Shannon McIntosh - American

Photo: Shannon McIntosh
Photo: Shannon McIntosh

Shannon McIntosh (born July 24, 1989) is an American auto racing driver who competes in the ARCA Racing Series, recently competing for Cunningham Motorsports. She previously raced in the U.S. F2000 National Championship for Pabst Racing Services and with Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing in 2011. She also drove for car builder and owner Bob East in 2010 in the USAC Midgets.

Born and raised in Miamisburg, Ohio, McIntosh began her racing career at age 5 and has amassed over 100 combined victories through Quarter Midgets and USAC Midgets. In 2012, McIntosh was the only female competitor in the US F2000 National Championship and the only American female in The Road to Indy. McIntosh has been sponsored by companies like TrueCar and TAG Heuer while adorning a racing suit by AlpineStars and uses Arai Helmet

McIntosh also partnered with Dallas Mavericks owner and American businessman Mark Cuban with the social media app called Cyber Dust.

After working diligently for a drive during the 2013 season, McIntosh earned an opportunity to race part-time in the ARCA Racing Series for Cunningham Motorsports. Competing in the Scott Get Geared Up 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, McIntosh drove from 29th to score a respectable 15th-place finish in the race.

3. Cyndie Allemann - Swiss

Photo: Cyndie allemann via Instagram
Photo: Cyndie allemann via Instagram

Cyndie Allemann (born 4 April 1986 in Moutier) is a Swiss racing driver.

She is the daughter of former Swiss karting champion Kurt Allemann and the sister of fellow racing driver Ken Allemann. After beginning her career in karting, she moved to cars in 2004 in Renault Speed Trophy F2000 and finished 6th. The next year she moved to the more highly regarded German championship for the same cars and finished 12th. In 2006, she moved up to the Formel 3 Cup, finishing in 9th place and winning the pole position at EuroSpeedway Lausitz. The following year she drove in the Formula 3 Euro Series for British team Manor Motorsport racing a Dallara-Mercedes, but despite participating in all 20 races, failed to score points and was not classified in the season standings.

In 2008, Allemann signed to race in Firestone Indy Lights series for American Spirit Racing. She would go on to finish 14th in the final points standings with her best result being a 4th place in the second race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Course in July.

Allemann racing in the 2008 Firestone Freedom 100

For the 2010 season she teamed up with Natacha Gachnang and raced for the Swiss Matech team in a GT1 class Ford GT. Primarily racing in the FIA GT1 World Championship she also raced in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans.

She drove for Hitotsuyama Racing using Audi R8 LMS in the 2012 Super GT season, in which she became the first female driver in Super GT series history (and third since 1997 including JGTC).

Cyndie has a total of 65,8k followers on Instagram.

2. Inessa Tushkanova - Ukraine

Photo:  inessatushkanova via Instagram
Photo: inessatushkanova via Instagram

Inessa was born in Ukraine in 1987, but she’s since moved to Moscow in the pursuit of better opportunities in racing. She started racing in 2006, in Ukraine and for a couple of years stayed in the co-driver’s seat.

Once Inessa took the wheels in her hands the gates of race tracks have widely opened for her. “Making the perfect turns on the track gives me satisfaction,” she explained in an interview. The international motor sports competitor and model talked about her passion for racing and the thrill she gets off driving fast in an short discussion with Michael Finger of Nishimachi Photography at the 2013 Yokohama World Time Attach Challenge.

However, that’s not the only race she attended to recently. In 2013, she started her first year in the Finnish Rally Championship, which is two steps down from the major leagues of the World Rally Championship. She rallies all sorts of cars, while still keeping several precious four-wheelers at home, such as a tuned Subaru wagon, two Mitsubishi Evo and a V10 BMW M6.

Even though she started modeling before driving professionally, handling a powerful car on the track is by far her passion.

She has a total of 85,2K followers on Instagram.

1. Danica Patrick - American

Photo: Chicago Sun-time
Photo: Chicago Sun-time

Danica Patrick is a retired professional race car driver. She dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a race car driver, and in 2002, she signed with Rahal Letterman Racing. In 2005, Patrick became the first woman to hold the lead during the Indianapolis 500. Three years later, she was the first to record a win on the IndyCar circuit. Switching to stock cars, Patrick won the time trials at the 2013 Daytona 500, becoming the first woman to win the pole position at the famous NASCAR event. Following her retirement from racing in 2018, she began hosting the Pretty Intense weekly podcast.

Born Danica Sue Patrick on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin, Patrick began racing go-karts with her sister at age 10 and dropped out of high school to advance her racing career in England. It was there that she finished second at the Formula Ford Festival, the highest-ever finish by either a woman or an American in the event.

In 2002, Patrick signed with Rahal Letterman Racing, then co-owned by former driver Bobby Rahal and talk show host David Letterman. During the next two years, Patrick achieved moderate success and was a consistent finisher on the podium, but never won a race.

Patrick began making the transition to stock car racing in 2010 and joined the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The following year, she scored a fourth-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the best ever by a woman in a NASCAR national stock car series.

In 2013, during her first full season on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit, Patrick won the time trials at the Daytona 500. This victory made for another first—she became the first woman to win the pole position at the famous NASCAR event.

"I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl," Patrick said, according to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway website. "That's how I've always approached my racing career. I've been lucky enough to make history and be the first woman to do many things. We have a lot more history to make and we are excited to do it."

She has a total of 801K followers on Instagram.

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