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Encyclopedia > Laleh Seddigh

Laleh Seddigh (sometimes spelled 'Sadiq') (born 1977, Iran) is one of the only Iranian women race car drivers. The PhD student from Tehran has been called "little Schumacher", and has been recognized as the best female racer in the country. She is trained by former national champion Saeed A'rabian. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Auto racing (also known as automobile racing or autosport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Map of Iran and surrounding lands, showing location of Tehran The towering Alborz mountains rising above modern Elahiyeh district and its green neighborhoods. ... Schumacher at a press conference before the 2005 United States Grand Prix Michael Schumacher (born January 3, 1969, in Hürth-Hermühlheim, near Cologne, Germany) is a German Formula One driver. ...


"Resistance from men does not bother me. Once I get on the track I like to use my technical skills, take control and dominate the other drivers."

"Most of them, I think, are jealous, and I don't care about that. I am just going and going and hoping to be champion in the next years and I will really try to achieve that goal."

"Every time I want to practice or make a test drive, the track staff ask me for a letter of permission -- even though I am the captain of the Proton speed team. Men never have this kind of hassle."

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  • Yahoo News article on Laleh Seddigh

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BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iran salutes female 'Schumacher' (333 words)
At 28, Laleh Seddigh is known for her stunning looks and legendary driving skills.
Over the past two years, Laleh Seddigh, who drives a saloon car, has emerged as one of the most promising racing drivers in Iran, beating even the best of the men in a number of races.
Ms Seddigh says competing with men is not easy in Iran, but she hopes her example will encourage other women to follow suit.
Middle East Online (491 words)
Laleh Seddigh is fast emerging as one of Iran's foremost race car drivers, leaving best of men racers behind.
Laleh Seddigh, 28, is fast emerging as one of Iran's foremost race car drivers, leaving the best of the men racers behind in her saloon car.
Until Seddigh became a professional driver three years ago, she was just one of the many relatively wealthy young people who cruise and race around town - breaking several bones and earning the nickname of "little Schumacher" after the German Formula One champion Michael.
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