For years the Italian shaped the Formula 1 scene as an engineer. In the era of Michael Schumacher, she played a key role in the titles in 2000 and 2001. She then headed the aerodynamics department at Williams. In 2003 the team fought for the title. Terzi’s trademark was the legendary “hammerhead nose”. With this nose, however, there was no success and so they separated from the Italian. Williams Racing mourned the engineer on Twitter.
She was one of the first women to make it into a leadership position in Formula 1. Terzi said goodbye to Formula 1 and became an assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). She has been under contract at Canberra University since last year. She planned to move to Australia after the entry ban was lifted.