Bernie’s sup­port

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F1 tsar Bernie Ec­cle­stone has vowed to help fe­male driv­ers break into the sport by back­ing Susie Wolff’s Dare to be Dif­fer­ent scheme, fol­low­ing con­tro­ver­sial com­ments last week about his view on their abilities. Ec­cle­stone claimed a fe­male F1 driver “would not be taken se­ri­ously”, while also sug­gest­ing they would strug­gle phys­i­cally in the cars. Ec­cle­stone then told MN’S sis­ter ti­tle Au­tosport: “Let me be clear, I would love to see a woman driver in F1. Ab­so­lutely. One hun­dred per cent. I was asked ‘if there was a spon­sor want­ing to put £100m into a team, pro­vid­ing it had two women driv­ers, what would I say?’ I said ‘I’d give an­other £20m to make it hap­pen’.”

Bernie backs fe­male driv­ers

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