“One last lap, and you’re out,” was the prompt from the Team Principal.
It was her Fifth lap of the test drive & her performances were abysmal. Especially,the last lap was a disaster: the lap time was the worst of her career perhaps!
She shut her eyes !
The jeers of Formula 1 male chauvinists began to ring louder in her ears, "A female driver?? Wouldn't even last one race! Let her be in Go-Karting ! At least , she won't be killed there", they had chanted! Her ears became hotter under the helmet. It would be a huge embarassment for her backers , and might actually shut the door for future female racing enthusiasts into the sport.
She gritted her teeth, strengthening her resolve as her silver machine sprung to life , one last time.
The engine roared....and off she went...
This time , she raised the bar! She blazed round the arena, with her tyre rubbers burning ! The lap time was too good to be true!
She had proved her mettle in front of the sponsors !
The team principal was stunned !
FIA was indeed going to have a female driver in its ranks for the first time in years !
She climbed up her cockpit, opened her helmet , shook off the sweat from her hair!
The exuberant chants of her peers appeared distant , as she looked out at the race track!
She could already visualise the chequered flag at the finishing line!
the prompt : 'This time, she raised the bar', should be there in the post.