Meet the four women who will race in the Indy 500

Swiss Simona de Silvestro, Brazilian Ana Beatriz and England's Pippa Mann

and Katherine Legge represent the four women who will take the command

to start their engines alongside 29 men at the famed Brickyard.

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 07: Katherine Legge of England, driver of the #6 True Car Dragon racing Lotus Dallara DW12 poses for a portrait the IZOD INDYCAR Series Media day at the Mahaffey Theater on March 7, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Katherine Legge of England, driver of the #6 True Car Dragon racing Lotus Dallara DW12 poses for a portrait.

SVALLELUNGA, ITALY - NOVEMBER 22: Katherine Legge of Great Britain poses before driving a Minardi Formula One car in a test on November 22, 2005 in Vallelunga, Italy. A female driver has not started a Grand Prix in the Formula One World Championship since Maria Grazia "Lella" Lombardi of Italy in the 1976 season. (Photo by Getty Images)

Katherine Legge of Great Britain poses before driving a Minardi Formula One car in a test.

+INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 22: Ana Beatriz of Brazil, driver of the #24 Team Ipiranga/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara Honda, looks to the scoreboard after qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on May 22, 2011 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ana Beatriz of Brazil, driver of the #24 Team Ipiranga/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara Honda, looks to the scoreboard.

NASHVILLE, TN - JULY 12: Ana Beatriz of Brazil driver of the #20 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Indy Light celebrates after winning the Firestone Indy Lights Sunbelt Rentals 100 on July 12, 2008 at the Nashville Superspeedway in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Ana Beatriz of Brazil driver of the #20 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara Indy Light celebrates after winning the Firestone Indy Lights Sunbelt Rentals 100.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 07: 7: Simona de Silvestro of Switzerland, driver of the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy HVM Racing Lotus Dallara DW12 poses for a portrait at the Mahaffey Theater on March 7, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Simona de Silvestro of Switzerland, driver of the #78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy HVM Racing Lotus Dallara DW12 poses for a portrait.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 13: Auto racer Simona De Silvestro attends the 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for the Women’s Sports Foundation) *** Local Caption *** Simona De Silvestro

Simona De Silvestro attends the 30th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards.

Sao Paulo Indy 300 - Day 1

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - MAY 03: Simona de Silvestro of Switzerland, drives the #78 KVRT Dallara Chevrolet during practice for the IZOD IndyCar series Sao Paulo Indy 300 on May 3, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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