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2013-04-22 08:30

ALAN BALDWIN

ANOTHER FIRST LADY: Red Bull sent its electronics engineer Gill Jones up to collect the Constructors' trophy on Sunday (April 21) at the 2013 Bahrain F1 GP. She is the first woman to make it to an F1 podium. Image: Red Bull

MANAMA, Bahrain - Red Bull claimed a Formula 1 first on Sunday (April 21) by sending a female team member to the podium to collect its Constructors' trophy after Sebastian Vettel won the 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Gill Jones, the team's head of trackside electronics with responsibility for all the electronics in the racing cars and garage, joined World champion Vettel for the ceremony at the Sakhir circuit.

FIRST LADY

Team principal Christian Horner said: "It was great to send an important member of our team up today, Gill Jones, who has done an awful lot.

"I think she's probably the first woman to go and collect a Constructors' trophy. It was great to see her up there representing the team."

Sauber has a female team principal, Monisha Kaltenborn, but the Swiss team has not won a race in her time in charge. Williams has Claire Williams as deputy team boss to her father Frank.

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