Historic drive by Saudi woman
Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE.
Aseel, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, had never driven on a track in her home country before.
Aseel joined Jaguar in a call for the 24 of June to be known as World Driving Day – a day when finally, the whole world can enjoy the thrill of being behind the wheel of a car.
Aseel said, ‘Having loved cars since I was a child, today is highly emotional for me. This is the best driving moment of my life. What better way to kick off World Driving Day than a lap of honour in my home country in a Jaguar F-TYPE – the ultimate car to roar around the track. I hope people around the world will share in our joy today by sharing their most memorable driving story using #WorldDrivingDay.’
By creating World Driving Day, Jaguar urges people to remember this historic day and what it means to women, to Saudi Arabia and to world progress in general. As part of its ongoing work with over 40 universities and academic institutions globally on future mobility solutions, the company will also be partnering with University in Saudi Arabia to join this global network.