She has been racing with Ferrari since 2017. She became a major celebrity in her homeland after having won the 2016 Mrs International beauty pageant. A 34-year-old who hails from Thailand. Meet Kanthicha Chimsiri, one of the pink ladies among the Ferrari Challenge participants in the Asia Pacific championship, who will be in action this weekend in Mugello for the Finali Mondiali. Pink is also the colour chosen to adorn the livery of the lady’s 488.
“I started racing for Ferrari in 2017 and I’m now in my third season”, states Kanthicha. “There aren’t so many female drivers behind the wheel and so I’m very proud to represent the world of women and also my country. I feel privileged to have the chance to able to race for a marque such as Ferrari.”
Over the course of three years, Kanthicha has matured greatly aboard the Ferrari 488 and in the current season has managed to collect points in various races. She presently lies mid-table in the Coppa Shell rankings.
“It’s not easy racing with men and I have to stay really focused to give it everything, each time I go out on track.” Taking part in the Ferrari Challenge has allowed her to visit locations throughout the globe. “I love the format”, outlines the Thai woman, “the international calendar has taken us to some really stunning circuits and beautiful countries. We have been to Singapore, Melbourne, Motegi, Sepang and now to a nation as gorgeous as Italy, where the story of such a special marque like Ferrari all began”.