79 Year-Old Rosemary Smith Takes The Ultimate Test Drive

You mightn’t recognise the name, but Rosemary Smith is without a doubt one of the most important people in the history of motorsport.

Having originally trained as a dressmaker, Rosemary stumbled into the world of rallying in the mid-1960s and went on to win some of the most iconic top-flight rallies on earth in an era when women were more likely to be seen draped over the bonnet of a car than behind the wheel.

Watch the remarkable film below as, at 79 years old, the Dublin-born driver who still rallies to this day has defied the odds once again to become the oldest person to get in the cockpit of a Renaultsport Formula One car.