"There are no barriers to a female lining up on the grid on a Sunday afternoon -- and competing against male rivals. Not a lot of sports can say that." 

Claire Williams, deputy team principal of the Williams Formula One racing team, is optimistic about the future of female drivers in the sport. Despite still being a minority group, women have become increasingly involved in motor racing not only as drivers, but also as engineers. 

Audi Sport won the 2011, 2012 and 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours under the guidance of Leena Gade. She is the first female race engineer to win such honor. Monica Kaltenborn runs Sauber F1 Team as team principal and a co-owner. Ruth Buscombe, current strategy engineer at Haas F1, has worked for Ferrari as a simulations development engineer.

Here is the story of Emily Weber, one of the few female members at Mizzou Racing.