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Woman Spotlight Wednesday: Carrie Schreiner

Written by Jenny Clynes, Edited by Vyas Ponnuri


Women have played an influential role throughout the history of motor racing. Many have taken to the wheels of motorsport machines, while numerous figures have worked tirelessly on the sidelines in various roles, shaping the racing world to the present day. Woman Spotlight Wednesday aims to take a look at the tales of these superwomen, who have surpassed various hurdles to reach where they are today.


Today’s story dives into the tale of Carrie Schreiner, a 25 year-old racing driver from Germany. She is a huge inspiration to all girls passionate about racing, with a career spanning the past decade, and numerous records broken across racing series.

Image Credits - Formula One

Schreiner entered the motorsport scene in 2011, competing in the ADAC Kart Masters tournament. It was only a year later in 2012 when she won the X30 Junior Championship title. This made her the only girl to ever win the ADAC Kart Masters — an immense victory for both Carrie and young girls across the world passionate about karting.


In 2015, Schreiner moved up in her racing career, to single-seaters, racing in the ADAC Formula 4 for two years, and even took part in the British Formula 4 Championship, finishing 17th overall.


It was only a year later in 2017, when Carrie took a mega second place in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East, during her first season competing in GT cars. With the FFF Racing Team, Schreiner also competed in the 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series.

Credit - ART Grand Prix on X

Scheiner’s successful ascent up the motor racing ladder continued into 2018, when she won the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East Pro-Am series with Konrad Motorsport, and took first place in the DMV Gran Turismo Touring Car Cup with Rutronik Racing.


With the same team in 2019, Carrie raced in both the DMV Gran Turismo Touring Car Cup, as well as the ADAC GT Masters series’. 2018 was an important milestone in Schreiner’s career, as she became the first-ever woman to win the The Middle East Championship, and the first to win a race in the Porsche Sports Cup.


2018 also marked the start of Schreiner’s frequent participation in the Nürburgring Endurance Series, and her exciting guest appearance in Formula E with HWA Racelab in Saudi Arabia. A year later, in 2019, Carrie achieved four Nürburgring 24-hour race wins with WS Racing, and finished third in the Nurburgring Endurance Series - SP8 a year later, with the same team.


In the following years, Carrie continued with the Nurburgring Endurance Series’, whilst also competing in the Italian GT Sprint Championship, and the 24-hour GT Series.


Carrie Schreiner is a huge advocate for getting girls into motor racing. She was one of the founding drivers of the Girls Only Programme created by WS Racing, to try to encourage more women and girls to take up competitive racing.


And most recently, Schreiner competed in the first ever season of the all-female series: F1 Academy, which has already become immensely successful in bringing the spotlight onto women in competitive single seater racing.


The highlight of Schreiner’s inaugural F1 Academy season was her maiden win in Zandvoort, when the German racer displayed absolutely amazing defensive skills to take the top spot on the podium. Schreiner ultimately wound up 11th in the season for ART GP.

When Schreiner took her maiden F1 Academy victory at Zandvoort; Image Credit - F1 Academy on X

Ultimately, Carrie Schreiner is a role model to all girls passionate about motor racing. She showcases how women can repeatedly make history across motorsport, and that women do have a place at all levels of motorsporting championships, be it endurance racing or open-wheel racing.


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