Do you think that women (athletes) are sufficiently represented and recognized in society? If not, what do you think would help to achieve a more equal level of representation?
Lately, a lot more importance is being given to women's sports. This is something that was missing before, but now I am seeing more progress. There is still a long way to go, as women are not being paid the same as men for instance, but little by little, more visibility is being given to female athletes and sports where women are involved. I would also like to add that there are programs such as “Mujer y Motor” that help with sponsorship for women, and other programs in other sports that have emerged over the years. So, to answer the question: I think we are being more recognized in society, and it is helping us in a much wider way compared to years ago, but we still must keep fighting for it.
How has social media contributed, in your opinion, to change the perception of professional women in sport?
In this sense, I think that social media has helped me personally to grow and to be better known as a professional racing driver. It is also true that sometimes I have received sexist comments for the simple fact of being a woman driving a car. But honestly, I think that the boom of social media has made it possible for many women to take the chance to make themselves known and to reach a larger audience so that we can really show what we do, what we fight for, what we sacrifice ourselves for, and what we can do for the sport we love.
If you could, what would you change about your sport from a woman's perspective?
I can't say what I would change really. I've been racing since I was 10 years old and it's true that at the beginning, I had to earn respect, but today I feel respected by the whole world of motorsport. I think it's more the change in society that is needed towards a less “men-focused” world than the sport itself.