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Par Admin FAUCHEUX, publié le lundi 23 mai 2022 09:36 - Mis à jour le lundi 23 mai 2022 09:49
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BBC NEWS : Laura Jones: The former grid girl who wants to be a racing driver

Here is this week's selection of world news from the BBC.

Enjoy watching and reading !

After starting her career on the track as a grid girl, Laura Jones has her sights set on driving her own car.

The 29-year-old from Hinckley, in Leicestershire, works as a mechanic for Greystone GT but is competing in test events which she hopes will help her get in the driver's seat.

In 2018, it was decided grid girls would no longer be used in F1 but Laura believes the experience helped her break into motorsport.

"If I hadn't have been a grid girl, I wouldn't be where I am now," she said.

"I didn't feel exploited at all."

Stuart Pringle, managing director of British circuit Silverstone, said: "We wholeheartedly support the decision by F1 to drop the use of grid girls - it is an outdated practice that no longer has a place in sport."

Video journalist: Chris Waring

Please find attached a list of useful key vocabulary to help you.

 

WORDS

- grid girl : fille portant des pancartes(sur les grilles de départ)  indiquant le n° des pilotes/emplacement des monoplaces  et choisie pour sa plastique(tradition dépassée et  désormais terminée dans la formule 1)

-former : ancien(e)

-track :circuit

-to set sights on ( set /set ) :jeter son dévolu sur ..

-own :propre  (ici --> à elle )

-"I wouldn't be " :" je ne serais pas ..."

-to feel /felt/felt : sentir

-exploited :exploité

- not ...at all : du tout 

-no longer : ne plus 

-be used :etre utilisé

-clash :conflit

-plenty of :beaucoup de

-accountant :comptable 

-lawyer :avocat

-successful : accompli (qui a /ont  réussi)

- high job :emploi bien rémunéré

-something :quelque chose

-everything : tout

-motor sport :sport automobile

-to cross  mind : traverser l'esprit de 

-"kind of" :en quelque sorte

-path : voie /chemin

-whereas : tandis que /alors que

-to be aware of (was-were/been) : etre au courant de

-to show :montrer

-road rallying :rallye automobile qui se passe sur la voie publique

-hill climbing : course de cotes

-basically : en gros

-to head : se diriger

-engineer :ingenieur

-mechanic :mécanicien(ne)

-to hope :esperer

-test events :essais

-"like this one" :comme celui ci

-seat : siege

-hardly :à peine /pratiquement pas 

-trust :confiance

-corner : ici --> virage

-"you should not" :tu ne devrais pas..

-towards :envers

-female =femme 

-"than it used to be ": ..."qu'avant "

-enough :suffisamment

-to matter: importer /compter

-"to want something bad enough" : vouloir vraiment quelque chose

-to ensure : assurer /garantir

-relevant :competent(e)

-wholeheartedly :de tout coeur

-to drop :abandonner

-outdated practice : coutume(maniere de faire ) démodée /depassée /obsolete-

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