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SBD Global/April 16, 2013/People and Pop Culture

Former F1 Driver Stirling Moss Says Women Lack Mental Skills To Compete In F1

Former British racing driver STIRLING MOSS believes that "women do not have the mental skills to race competitively" in F1, according to Lawrence Barretto of the BBC. Moss, 83, said: "I think they have the strength, but I don't know if they've got the mental aptitude to race hard, wheel-to-wheel." However, Williams F1 team test driver SUSIE WOLFF, 30, responded: "I completely disagree with him. It makes me cringe hearing that." Moss feels that "women have the necessary physical strength to race, but thought they would be lacking mentally." He said, "The mental stress I think would be pretty difficult for a lady to deal with in a practical fashion. I just don't think they have aptitude to win a Formula 1 race." In response to Moss, Wolff said: "I don't know where to start after hearing that interview. I've got a lot of respect for Sir Stirling and what he achieved, but I think we're in a different generation" (BBC, 4/15).
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