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The Autosport Podcast
"michelle mouton" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Reflect. Good, yeah, I mean, it's nice to have a few weeks if I need just be back and yeah, enjoy the moment a little bit, of course, yeah, it's one of those things that you obviously set out to achieve. So bit of relief more than anything else, but also, yeah, now that kind of feeling of, yeah, it's all kind of sunken, but focuses on now what's next? Yeah, and you said this felt harder for than 2019. Was that specifically because of the pressure posed by Alice with other reasons for that? Yeah, I think mainly, yeah, with Alice, I think, in the first season, I was always ahead in the championship and I was able to kind of manage the gap to behind, whereas this year every weekend, it was kind of going one way or the other between Allison and I it was very much yeah, one week we can all be ahead the next weekend should be ahead. So going into the last round. First time I've ever been equal on points with someone, definitely felt like I was being pushed a lot more. So yeah, I think it was a nice challenge to have in that sense and yeah, made me feel like I really had to make sure I was at the top of my game every weekend. Yeah, absolutely. It was great, great battle to watch all season. Were you feeling a lot of pressure going into that last weekend in Austin? Yeah, a little bit. I mean, I was but at the same time I felt pressure in every weekend because there's only 8 races, you know, if you make a mistake or, you know, if you have a bad weekend, then it can massively compromise your championship because there are so few. So yeah, I felt the pressure in every weekend, but it definitely felt like it came to a head at the last one and yeah, one of those three days were you just really had to deliver in that moment? Yeah. I mean, how would you rate your season overall? Pretty good, obviously, happy to round it off how we did in Austin, and then obviously when the championship. But yeah, there's moments I look back at and I think we could have done a lot better, I could have had a lot better definitely. So yeah, I'd say pretty good, but yeah, always looking for where you can improve and looking at things that could have been better, I think. Yeah. And what would you say those low points where you found things kind of tricky were? I think obviously a first race, although that was mainly out of our control. Yeah, that's not how I wanted to start the season at all. And then from there on in, there's just little things qualifying. I qualified that when it was because I made a mistake when I should have probably been on pole and yeah, there's a lot of little factors where, you know, I think I could have done a better job than I did. Yeah, no, of course. I mean, what were the high points for you then? Conversely, which were your favorite races? Where do you think you performed the best? I would say Budapest was a pretty good moment. I felt like I would bounce back from Silverstone I was a bit disappointed to a really good result in Budapest and then yeah, obviously the last weekend was the big highlight for me. Knowing when, you know, the stakes were as high as they were and yeah, with the extra race as well, that one felt like a highlight for me. Silverstone must have been incredible as well, home crowd, not quite post COVID, but getting there, how was that for you? Very cool, yeah. That was the race I would have loved to have won just because it was so yeah. So special to have a crowd like that there and the support we had as well. And also we raced before the Formula One qualifying session on a sprint race sorry on Saturday to the crowds are actually still there and yeah, that was a really cool moment. Yeah, definitely. And, you know, veloce, it wasn't an official team's championship, but veloce won the team's championship. How did the introduction of teams change the season for you? Was there a different set up to 2019? How did that affect you as a driver? Yeah, I mean, internally, it wasn't too different. You know, W series still run things so that, you know, you have your engineers and your mechanics that you're assigned. In 2019, we would swap those each weekend this year we kept them for the season. So it wasn't like a lot che themselves were running the cars. So operationally, it didn't change so much. But for me it did make a big difference because velocity like family to me. And I'm with them in extremey and yeah, in other roles and capacities as well. So yeah, to have been there in their support was a nice thing. And I'm happy that we could reward them with their first championship as well. You've got ties with them in other areas. Did having them behind you here as well, kind of boost your confidence do you think? Definitely. Yeah. I mean, yeah, I think a support good spot network is key and having the velocity guys there and their help and support throughout the whole season. And investor support because they have a team, so they also want to succeed. Yeah, they definitely make a big difference. And while I can't really see them on the race weekends because of the COVID bubbles, it's still nice to have just the velocity presence there and, you know, to feel that kind of support. Onto something a bit different. Michelle mouton, the rally legend, said recently that the FIA has proposed that the W series champion gets an F three seat. What are your thoughts on that? And how else do you think that that upwards progression can be improved helped? Yeah, I mean, I didn't actually know that. But that's really cool. I mean, for my side, what W series is done and how much it's helped me in my career is second to none. It's been huge, but unfortunately, to still keep progressing, yeah, F three, for example, requires even bigger budget than the prize money that we get through W series and yeah, even with that, trying to get into a team with it's been already such a saturated market is difficult. So to have that kind of obvious progression and route forwards would be huge, I think, for the championship. So amazingly that could be the case. But yeah, I think from my side, it's just trying to take every opportunity I can and yeah, as a result of the exposure deputy series has given me it's definitely easier I find to do that than before. Yeah, definitely. And array marti and irina Sudoku and the iron dames drivers Maya woke and Dorian pin are testing a three cars this weekend. Do you think that that's further evidence that W series is succeeding in its goal? Yeah, yeah, definitely. And those two for me are really good at the two W series drivers and the other two as well. A really good example is a really good up and coming drivers that they're much younger than even me. So yeah, they've got a great career opportunities ahead of them..
"michelle mouton" Discussed on Past Gas
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No more going from site to site find all the cars in one place auto tempus dot com all the cars one search head on over to auto tempus dot com slash passed gas. I'm gonna go there right now and trying to find a bmw m. to forty. Thank you oughta tempest michelle. Mouton was a boundary breaking rally driver in the early nineteen eighties. Who autosport magazine wants described as quote motor sports most successful ever female driver between the nine hundred eighty one thousand nine hundred eighty two seasons. She took four world rally championship race. Wins and a second place. Overall finish in eighty two show also executed one of the most audacious teats in racing history. I did not know this. I am shell. We've done an episode on her. And i never knew. She was by nine hundred. Eighty five muthana mostly step back from driving. Wrc events to raise smaller circuits and focus on having a family but she did race once that season. The rally bandama in the ivory coast of africa even for the grueling sort of rally which generally takes place over several days and hundreds of miles. This rally was seen as particularly arduous to the point. That had a tough time recruiting entries. Only one in ten entrance generally reached the finish line and a nine hundred. Seventy two forty five cars started the race but zero fit sheesh big sheesh aac. She's guy at the finish line was like pay way more for these tickets. He's got he's got like flat beer. Ready to drink. Got a flat. This is this is my weekend a win. Your love beckon. I'm sorry guys. Sounds like he's related to jim. Henson man it's not easy being green gonna wanna spend another week with me all right back to your mom's nana a single car of malaria shop for this story about all the shots kids to tell everyone that he doesn't know that you wanted to see some reality. Cars turns out. It was really tough course. Meanwhile in one thousand nine hundred five mouton reached end of the racist first day in first place but her engine was spewing smoke other teams expected her to retire but mouton surprised them by starting the next stage. She was soon forced to pull off the route in the african jungle. So that our engineer who was following a mechanically identical support car could make repairs. Convene at the time w rc. Cars didn't have cameras. No helicopters shadowing the competitors after an hour and a half mouton emerged from the jungle with her car miraculously cured and no sign of her support car. The official explanation given by audi was that a faulty oil pump. In rutan's quattro had been replaced forcing the support quattro to retire but audi quickly faced accusations that they hadn't swapped oil pumps but rather swapped out the entire cars by transplanting. The rally cars panels onto the healthy support car. I mean is that easier now. i don't think so. It's just the a bodies like an oil is relatively low in fact job for evidence. Onlookers noted that a hood mounted fog lights system had disappeared from the base of moutons windshield. Audi denied the claims saying that the windshield had also been swamp because the anti fog system failed but amid mounting suspicion. The team withdrew mouton just before the finish. Line this cheating story. Technically remains unsolved. Baton has never admitted wrongdoing and the race stewards. Couldn't find proof of anything elicit but let's be real. She probably swapped audis in the middle of the jungle.
Michele Mouton, Queen B of Group B
"Yeah. So today we're discussing Michelle. mouton. A woman. We've this is this the first time we've discussed a woman on the show. This might be the first episode dedicated to a lady. which is a bit embarrassing. I would say so yeah. But no better woman to start off this trend with and Michelle. She is easily one of the best rally drivers ever. She's a beast. So I'm really stoked that we can tell the story even if it took us a little while to get to it, that's on us but but it's interesting because motorsport is really one of the sports where women and men compete against each other as true like she's not the best. Female driver ever. She's one of the best rally drivers at. Yeah. Regardless of gender she's one of the greatest. and honestly like just watching a video of her rally driving makes me sweat. Over, yeah she's like she's the person who when we talk about. Like rally cars now are all-wheel-drive. Wheel drive. But when Audi showed up with quattro and just started smoking everybody that was Michelle. Meantime that was young Mouton Bay. mouton on the track. Yeah I mean. To your point James like drag racing of course is or was kind of dominated by women at one point all the force sisters were just tearing it up. There's really no reason. For it to be separated by gender in in Motor Sport Really of course right now there's the there's the W. series, which is a like a women's open-wheel series. At I think that's more for them to kind of get exposure and it proved themselves in like a formula car but I'm looking forward to seeing some of those drivers come up in the formula. One. Soon hopefully, it would just make it more interesting for crying out loud if nothing else I agree let's get into it a. all right. Let's fired up. All Right Michelle Mouton entered this world on June twenty third nineteen, fifty one in the French Riviera more specifically the idyllic town of grass cross grass Ross. The Idyllic town of Gross France, the perfume capital of the world grassi surrounded by fields of aromatic flowers and home to Francis. Oldest perfumery GALLIMARD. Look I'm friend by far French is the language that I have the hardest time pronouncing both words and names I apologize profusely to anyone with a modicum of sense of how to pronounce stuff I. Think you're doing great. I think I think here like right there. Thank you, Joe, unlike many drivers whose family have a history in the sport returns family made a living growing roses and jasmine for the perfume industry mouton spent her youth skiing doing ballet and excelling in school. But just beyond the flower fields sat the mountain. Stages used for local rallies and wouldn't be long before the engine notes trickling down into the valley beckoned to Michelle mcgann discovered her love of cars at fourteen years old when she would steal her father. Pierre's Citron to seavy and take it out for joyrides. Quote for me at the time a car always meant freedom and independence she said but driving wasn't something she could possibly see a future in it for anyone to envision that path for mere enjoyment to making something your life's purpose but you could argue this especially from. Models for women on the racing stage were few and far between. So after graduating high school Bhutan took up odd jobs working as a ski instructor, a Care Assistant in a home for the disabled and eventually at her father's insurance company until she began studying to be a lawyer but something unexpected would quickly put an end to that career path her entry into a competitive rock and roll dance contest.