First Female Team Principal in Formula1 is Indian; Say hello to Monisha Kaltenborn
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- 03:36 pm, October 11, 2012
Dehradun born Monisha Kaltenborn takes office as the Team Principal of SauberF1, replacing Peter Sauber.
Do the following words make sense when said in the same sentence: India, Motorsports, Female, Team Principal and Formula1? If yes, then you also must be talking about Monisha Kaltenborn.
Monisha was born in India but moved to Vienna with her family when she was 8. She has been the CEO of SauberF1 since January 2010 until now, as she finally accepts the responsibilities of the Team Principal today, relieving Peter Sauber. He'll continue as the President of the Board of Sauber group companies.
And if you envy her, here's the recipe for being where she is:
Complete a Law degree at the University of Vienna. Do Master of Law at the London School of Economics. Join various law firms before handling the legal and corporate affairs of an F1 team. Climb the ladder, head the Legal Department and finally become the CEO. Once that's done, you'll find yourself heading a Formula1 team in about two years time. And now that you know it, work on the most important and the hardest part of it: Working hard!
SauberF1 has been doing pretty good this season, with both Kobayashi and Perez and their 2012 car C31 performing well. Lets see what difference does Kaltenborn's presence as the Principal makes. KoreanGP Weekend is just a day away.
Monisha, we're very happy to see you there. Best of luck for the future!
First Published on 01:41 pm, October 11, 2012
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