Women can't compete in Formula One, says Stirling Moss

Only five women have ever raced in Formula One and only one has scored a point.

updated: April 15, 2013 19:25 IST
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London: British racing legend Stirling Moss does not believe that women are mentally tough enough to compete in Formula One, despite the presence of female test drivers and team principals.

"I think they have the strength but I don't know if they've got the mental aptitude to race hard, wheel-to-wheel," Moss told BBC radio in an interview to be broadcast on Monday.

The 83-year-old's comments were met with astonishment from Susie Wolff, who is hoping to compete in F1 and is currently a development driver for Williams.

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