I am not treated differently to anyone else on the team and I was given an opportunity to take on a role that would be tough whether you are male or female. I am very lucky to work in such a technical field that is truly challenging and I hope that what both Teena and I do can open up the world of engineering and high performance to a wider audience.
The news that World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb is heading into semi-retirement at the end of 2012 offers two contrasting emotions: relief that an iron grip on the WRC will at last be loosened but also sadness that the sport's most successful driver - 74 rally wins, eight consecutive world titles and counting - will only pull on his overalls for a limited season in 2013.
F1 2012 looks set to be a very open championship. We've had four race winners so far and drivers such as Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber are not in that list of four. Kimi could win this year, and Michael Schumacher must surely break his winning drought. So many more questions are to be answered this year, and there are still 16 races to go...
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone recently came out and said that there is no such thing as bad publicity, which was in reference to the Bahrain Grand Prix. A well known saying yes, but in this instance, tasteless. The Grand Prix took place in the gulf state amid incredibly controversial and unpleasant circumstances.