At the age of 18, Richard Mille’s newest member, Aurora Straus, reserved a school year to attend the Pirelli World Challenge and achieve impressive results.
Aurora Straus grew up in New England (USA). Besides being a student and a musician, she is also known as the only professional teenage female driver in North America.
The blonde-haired girl recounted that, as a child, it was very hard to ride on the slippery road due to the snow and ice every winter. So at the age of 13, Aurora Straus’ father taught him basic defensive driving skills.
Showing a gift for speed sports, Aurora Straus quickly mastered the car. She began attending professional tournaments for her age. Aurora came first in the 2017 young driver competition.
In 2019, with the help of Richard Mille, Aurora Straus switched to using the BMW M4 GT4. The super sports car earned her the runner-up position, with two victories and many times reached the top 3 in the Pireli World Challenge. Aurora Straus said no other female driver has ever done so.
Aurora Straus considered racing to be a team sport, but every driver must be fierce and show his best ability. Before she started, she used to be highly focused, creating her own space to reduce stress. Aurora Straus has met at least 50 female riders in three years of professional play. She often shares her experiences with the spirit that anyone can race.
Recently, Aurora Straus also launched a non-profit fund called “Girls with Drive” to change the awareness and create the love of girls for the capital sector for men. Car racing is a prime example, but there are also a number of other professions that women’s representation is still low.
In life, Aurora Straus, like many girls, has her own passions. Young driver fascinated by a Richard Mille watch. Aurora Straus emphasizes durability in the design of the brand from Switzerland.
From love to work, Aurora Straus joins the team of Richard Mille. She sees this as a coincidence as to how she comes to racing. The watch brand creates an atmosphere like a family, always caring and sharing her wishes.