Seddigh started driving at the age of 13, taught by her father. She passed her driving test at 18.
Seddigh had to get special permission from a local ayatollah in order to compete against men. Permission was given since driving is not deemed a contact sport, and on the condition that Seddigh would confirm to dress-codes.
Seddigh has said that she will not leave Iran as she is 'most effective' in promoting women's rights in Japan. Seddigh has trained other female racing drivers.
Seddigh's story is featured in a BBC TV documentary called Girl Racer, transmitted in 2008.
- Tait, Robert (2007-03-04). "Iran's speed queen". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
- Girl Racer, BBC, 2008
- "How one woman overcame Iran's patriarchy to become its first female champion race car driver". Women in the World. 2015-11-20. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
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