Laleh Seddigh

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Laleh Seddigh (born 1977 in Tehran) is an Iranian female racing driver.[1]


Early life[edit]

Seddigh started driving at the age of 13, taught by her father. She passed her driving test at 18.[2]


Seddigh had to get special permission from a local ayatollah in order to compete against men. Permission was givin since driving is not deemed a contact sport, and on the condition that Seddigh would confirm to dress-codes.[2]


Seddigh's story is featured in a BBC TV documentary called Girl Racer, transmitted in 2008.[3]


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