SEPTEMBER 19, 2002
Sarah Fisher to demonstrate McLaren at Indy
Indy Racing League rising star Sarah Fisher is to test a McLaren-Mercedes Benz during the United States Grand Prix weekend. The 21-year- old, who represents TAG Heuer in the United States, will run the car on Friday. Fisher visited Woking yesterday for a seat fitting. She will be driving the team's spare MP4-17.
"It's extremely rare to get a chance like this and I can't wait. I'm grateful to TAG Heuer, Bernie Ecclestone and West McLaren Mercedes for making this happen, and hopefully it will help to promote Formula 1 in the USA and will also bring international attention to my series, the Indy Racing League as well."
In its entire history McLaren has never before had a female driver.
"I guess it is about time," said managing-director Martin Whitmarsh.
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