Sabré Cook declares intention to become first-ever female IndyCar champ

TT CIRCUIT ASSEN, NETHERLANDS - JULY 20: Sabre Cook (USA) during the Assen at TT Circuit Assen on July 20, 2019 in TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands. (Photo by Andy Hone / LAT Images)

American driver Sabré Cook has a clear goal in mind – world domination.

The Colorado-raised superstar will return to W-Series in 2021 with a goal to change perceptions around women in motorsport and let everyone know it is okay to #DriveLikeAGirl.

The Inner Sanctum Network’s Getting a Grip podcast spoke with Cook about what it’s like being a female in such a male-dominated sport.

She hit the ground running when it comes to her career, at the age of 16 she was already breaking barriers for young girls everywhere, being the first female to win the SKUSA Pro Championship.

“When they did the awards presentation the entire room game me a standing ovation so like for me I felt something special and I’ve been told by younger girls that were there to witness it that it inspired them to keep them going with their karting stuff like that really sticks in your mind,” she told Getting A Grip F1.

After her karting career, Cook has gone on to do some wonderful things in the world of motorsports.

In 2019, she had a breakout year and become a household name around the world.

She was one of the inaugural drivers to compete in the W-Series which, she says, was an awesome achievement and experience.

“It was amazing, a dream come true for many of us on the gird because in a way it saved a lot of our careers and pushed them forward drastically compared to what we were doing,” she said.

“There were a good portion of us that were on the grid that never had the funding to do a full season in a top professional series in such amazing cars. 

“It was an amazing experience and just being able to even go through that with other women that went through similar backgrounds to you that in itself was something special, because we didn’t have that.

“It was nothing short of amazing.”

Cook’s goal is to make it to IndyCar striving to be the first-ever female driver to win the Championship.

The Road to Indy is tough, especially just the pure cost of the sport, but Cook’s past experiences will see her push through.

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