Heinricher Racing has assembled a group of drivers with plenty of experience, race knowl edge and speed on the track

OUR DRIVERS

Heinricher Racing has assembled a group of drivers with plenty of experience, race knowledge and speed on the track. They also happen to be the first full-season, all-female team to compete for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. We’re moving forward. Fast.

Jackie Heinricher

Jackie is the visionary behind Heinricher Racing and the all-female race team. On the track, her career achievements speak for themselves. Off the track, her passion for change has attracted the support of major sponsors Caterpillar and ExxonMobil—making this championship effort possible. When Jackie isn’t at the racetrack, she’s a scientist and the CEO of Booshoot Technology, a leading biotech firm.

Career Achievements

  • Eight podium finishes, including two at the world finals in Valencia, Spain (2016)
  • First female driver in her debut season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo of North America (2016)
  • Rallycross Lites Series, while teaming up with legendary performance driver Rhys Millen and the team at Rhys Millen Racing (2015)
  • Raced in the Jim Russell F3 Series, BMW Pro5 Series NW, World FIA Rally Series, Ferrari IMSA FIA and Formula 3 (2013-2017)
  • Featured by Tauolieo Films in an NBC short film and shorts about Red Bull Global Rally Cross Lites Series
Katherine Legge

A native of Guildford, England, Katherine began her racing career in karting at age 7. Over the past two decades, she’s competed in the Champ Car World Series, DTM, IndyCar, American Le Mans, IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Championship, just to name a few. She’s won three championships, six races and 15 podiums and even drove the innovative DeltaWing. When she’s not at the track, Katherine enjoys staying active and speaking to girls about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Career Achievements

  • Indianapolis 500 driver for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports — joined the team during the final days of practice and qualifying, was quickest in the final day of qualifying to secure her second start in the 500 and was sixth fastest in the final “Carb Day” practice (2013)
  • First woman to win a major open-wheel race in North America
  • Two-time recipient of the Lord Wakefield Trophy for outstanding services or performances to the sport (2006 & 2016)
  • IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship — Acura Works driver for Meyer Shank Racing, 2nd place at Rolex 24, 2nd place at Acura Grand Prix (2018)
  • Twice led the Rolex 24 to become the first female driver to lead
Christina Nielsen

The daughter of a professional racecar driver, Lars-Erik Nielsen, Christina got her start in go-karting at age 13. That kicked off a career that’s led the native of Horsholm, Denmark, to multiple high-profile series and more than 40 racetracks around the world. She was the first woman to win a major, full-season professional sports car championship in North America and owns nearly 50 podium finishes. Off the track, Christina recently co-founded “Accelerating Change,” an organization that celebrates women in the automotive industry.

Career Achievements

  • Two-time champion in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship (2016 & 2017)
  • Made history by becoming the first woman to win a major professional sportscar championship in North America
  • Vice-champion of the 2015 IMSA WeatherTech Championship
  • Three-time competitor at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Became a LEGO© model as a part of the “Speed Champions” products by LEGO© and spokesperson for one of the newest editions to the “LEGO© Technic” product line
Bia Figueiredo

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and now a resident of Rio de Janeiro, Bia has competed and won across several different motorsports series. She got her start in open-wheel racing, became the first female to win an Indy Lights race and was the first Brazilian woman to make the grid and race the Indianapolis 500. She’s also a regular competitor in the Brazilian Stock Car Championship. At home in Brazil, Bia is involved with a ride-sharing startup that will pair female passengers with female drivers.

Career Achievements

  • Ran IndyCar in partial seasons (2010-2013) and finished 15th in the Indy 500 (2013)
  • Raced a complete season in the biggest Brazilian Championship, StockCar Brazil, with F1 drivers Rubens Barrichello, Ricardo Zonta, Antonio Pizzonia and Luciano Burti (2014)
  • Competed in two races in the IndyCar Series with Andretti Autosport (2012)
  • Best Rookie/Woman race finish at her race debut in São Paulo, Brazil (2010)
  • Best Rookie Qualified for Indy 500 (2010)
Simona De Silvestro

Simona was born in Switzerland and now calls Australia home. She started her racing career in the Toyota Atlantics series, made her IndyCar debut in 2010 and won the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Award as well as the Tony Renna Rising Star Award that same year. She’s competed in the Indianapolis 500 five times and the Bathurst 1000 four times. She’s also raced the Formula E series and Australian Super Cars Championship. When she’s not racing, Simona likes to golf, play tennis, listen to music and stay active.

Career Achievements

  • First woman to compete full-time in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship (2017)
  • First Formula E female full-time driver for Andretti Autosport (2016)
  • First woman to score points in a Formula E race (2016)
  • Finished 4th in New Orleans and 19th at the Indianapolis 500 (2015)
  • First IndyCar podium spot with Team KV (2013)
  • Fastest lap at São Paulo with HVM Racing (2011)
  • Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, Tony Renna Firestone Rising Star (2010)
  • Finished 3rd overall in Toyota Atlantic with four wins (2009)