WILLIAMS development driver Susie Wolff says she cringed at comments from Sir Stirling Moss that women do not have the “mental aptitude” to compete in Formula One.
Wolff, 30, is in her second year with the Oxfordshire-based team and hopes to become the first woman to race in F1 since Lella Lombardi in 1976.
However Moss, who scored 24 podium finishes in his 10-year career, said: “The mental stress would be pretty difficult for a lady to deal with in a practical fashion. I don’t think they have the aptitude to win a Formula One race.”
But Wolff hit back: “I completely disagree with him, it makes me cringe hearing that.
“I do believe that it’s possible, otherwise I wouldn’t be doing this.”