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Lewis Hamilton Takes Significant Step to Support 87-Year-Old First Woman to Complete Baja 500

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At the recent Canadian Grand Prix, motorsport legend Mary McGee stole the spotlight with her remarkable presence on the grid. The 87-year-old trailblazer, affectionately known as “Motorcycle Mary,” captivated fans and fellow racers alike. But it wasn’t just her racing history that caught everyone’s attention; it was her encounter with none other than seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Unveiled during the Canadian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton’s latest project is a 22-minute documentary titled “Motorcycle Mary.” In collaboration with director Haley Watson, Hamilton serves as an executive producer for this inspiring film. The documentary delves into McGee’s life, showcasing never-before-seen archival footage and photographs. It premiered at the Tribeca Festival on June 7th, leaving audiences in awe of McGee’s journey.

Mary McGee Meets Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

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Mary McGee’s journey began in sports cars, where she fearlessly competed against male counterparts. However, her passion extended beyond four wheels. At the suggestion of her friend, the legendary actor Steve McQueen, McGee transitioned to motorbikes and desert racing. Her determination and skill set her apart, making her the first woman to race the grueling Baja 1000 and the only woman to complete the Baja 500 solo.

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Amidst the buzz of the Montreal race weekend, McGee had the chance to meet Lewis Hamilton in person. Their exchange was filled with admiration and excitement. McGee expressed her happiness at seeing Hamilton race and her delight that he was involved in the documentary. Hamilton, in turn, recognized the significance of McGee’s contributions to racing history.

McGee’s presence at the Canadian Grand Prix coincided with another milestone: Jamie Chadwick’s historic victory as the first female Indy NXT winner on a road course. The convergence of these achievements highlighted the progress women have made in a traditionally male-dominated sport. McGee’s legacy continues to inspire racers of all genders.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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