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DCM has signed junior female driver Alexandra Mohnhaupt to its 2017 driver portfolio with the long-term goal of establishing a racing career in Europe.
Currently competing in her second season of NACAM Formula 4 in Mexico for the MOMO F4 team, Mohnhaupt has been scouted by DCM for her quick development in a Formula 4 car and her strong potential to become one of the sport’s most successful female racing drivers at an international level.
Residing in the city of Puebla in Mexico where her team is also based, Mohnhaupt had her first taste of competing in Europe last year while taking part in the summer season rounds of the MSA Formula 4 in the UK. This was a valuable experience for the 17 year-old Mexican junior, as DCM plans to migrate Mohnhaupt to Formula 3 in Europe from 2018.
Speaking about today’s announcement, DCM President Peter Jones said:
"Alexandra is a tremendous young talent who has already secured the backing of one of DCM's longest standing sponsors. It has been a personal ambition of mine to support a female racing driver – a rare asset in the world of motorsport – and elevate a driver such as Alexandra to the most competitive series on merit and determination."
DCM's VP of Talent Henry James added:
"The world of motorsport is in constant evolution and women are playing an ever more important role across all areas of the sport. On the racetrack, female drivers can be just as successful as their male counterparts; I believe it’s just a matter of talent, self-believe and strategy."
"Alexandra strikes most people she meets as a young driver with plenty of personal drive and one who is not phased by the fact that she is the only female driver on the grid. Thanks to collaborations in Mexico with Audi, Alexandra's public profile is on the rise and we will be looking to extend such collaborations into overseas markets during the course of the next twelve months."