belgian racing

R.I.P. Maria Teresa De Filippis (11th November 1926 - 9th January 2016)

Born in Naples, Italy, in 1926, De Filippis was the first woman both to attempt to qualify for a Formula 1 grand prix (Monaco GP 1958) both to start a F1 race (Belgian GP 1958).

She totally entered five F1 grand prix between 1958 and 1959, with three starts all in 1958. Her best result was a 10th place at Belgian GP 1958. She retired from motorsport in 1959 after her teammate Jean Behra’s fatal crash.