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#023 Women in motorsports: BMW works driver Beitske Visser | BMW Podcast The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes

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Why are there so few women in motorsports? To find out we talked to Beitske Visser, Dutch racing driver and BMW works driver (GT3, GT4, Formula W). We discussed Formula W,  how she got where she is, what her experience in this male-dominated sport is like, and what needs to change to empower women in racing. But our host Sara also talked with Beitske about her interest in Formula E, how she’s handling Corona, and how she once won a race with a broken back. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed our interview!

1:14 Simracing during Corona

2:55 Being a BMW works driver  

3:40 Training and fitness as a race driver  

6:04 Starting off in karting

8:28 Being the only girl at the kart track

9:30 Role models growing up

10:20 Going professional

11:08 Why there are so few women in racing

12:40 Motivating more girls to try racing

14:05 Competing with men on the track

15:00 Formula W

16:58 Gender stereotypes in motorsports

19:10 Racing and winning with a broken back

21:30 Future plans and dreams of Formula E

If you want to read more about Beitske and the BMW Motorsport team, go to: 

www.bmw-motorsport.com

“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

Why are there so few women in motorsports? To find out we talked to Beitske Visser, Dutch racing driver and BMW works driver (GT3, GT4, Formula W). We discussed Formula W,  how she got where she is, what her experience in this male-dominated sport is like, and what needs to change to empower women in racing. But our host Sara also talked with Beitske about her interest in Formula E, how she’s handling Corona, and how she once won a race with a broken back. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed our interview!

1:14 Simracing during Corona

2:55 Being a BMW works driver  

3:40 Training and fitness as a race driver  

6:04 Starting off in karting

8:28 Being the only girl at the kart track

9:30 Role models growing up

10:20 Going professional

11:08 Why there are so few women in racing

12:40 Motivating more girls to try racing

14:05 Competing with men on the track

15:00 Formula W

16:58 Gender stereotypes in motorsports

19:10 Racing and winning with a broken back

21:30 Future plans and dreams of Formula E

If you want to read more about Beitske and the BMW Motorsport team, go to: 

www.bmw-motorsport.com

“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

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