Michela Cerruti’s passion for motorsport can be considered innate. Her father, Aldo Cerruti, also known as “Baronio”, was a driver who collected victories in touring cars championships in the 1970s and recently in 2009 with the victory of the Italian GT Championship title at the wheel of a F430 Ferrari.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Michela debuted, in 2008, in the Italian Touring Endurance Championship (CITE), category 2000cc.
After her debut, Michela’s career has been studded with success. In 2011 she obtained the highest podium finish by a women in the Superstars Series Competition and in 2012 she became an official driver of Team BMW Italia (Z4 GT3) and the duo of Cerruti-Liberati obtained a victory during the second round of the series in Mugello. Michela has been the first woman ever to win the overall standing of the series. In 2013, after a podium at Mugello and a pole position in Spielberg, she won in Imola leading the overall standings without a professional driver next to her.
In 2014, Michela is taking part to Auto GP Series with the reigning champions Super Nova International. She will also race in the Blancpain Endurance Series with Roal Motorsport. In June 2014, Michela Cerruti scored an historic victory at Imola in the fifth round of the 2014 Auto GP Series after a masterful performance that saw her stand on the Blancpain GT Endurance series podium at Silverstone. Now Michela has also accepted another important challenge; she will compete in the new Formula E Championship supporting TrulliGP.
Speaking to Jonathan Musk, Michela admitted she had never driven an electric car of any sort. She said:
“It will be the first time in a Formula E car and an electric car for me (on the first test day at Donington on the 3rd July 2014). But it is new to me and to everyone, I think. I am used to driving heavy cars and I imagine the car is heavy in the corners because of the weight of the battery. I am really looking forward to it.”
Source; FIA Formula E