Historic Drive by Saudi Woman as Driving Ban Lifts

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Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE on 21st of June 2018.

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 24th 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. On World Driving Day Jaguar invited people to share a memory of their best driving moment (image or anecdote) using the #worlddrivingday.

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Aseel Al Hamad, completes A Lap Of Honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE to commemorate the reversal of the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia (Photo by Fayiz Melibary/Getty Images for Jaguar)

“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,” said Aseel.

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.

Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson, Fiona Pargeter, Customer Experience Director comments that, “It’s easy to forget and take for granted the enjoyment of driving and just what a privilege it is to get behind the wheel of a car.

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Saudi Female Racing Driver, Aseel Al Hamad (Photo by Fayiz Melibary/Getty Images for Jaguar)

World Driving Day is a commitment from Jaguar to celebrate this key moment annually for both men and women. This year, we’re really excited to collaborate with the brilliant students from Saudi Arabia to shape the future of mobility for people around the world.”

Aseel Al Hamad is a true pioneer with a huge passion for motorsports as the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation. She also serves as the Saudi Arabian representative at Women in Motorsport Commission for Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Watch the video of Aseel’s drive here: https://youtu.be/wiTzb5Cli2Y

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