Sergio Perez took some heat this past weekend at the British Grand Prix by making a joke about women in Formula 1 and in general. When interviewed by Spanish television, Perez said that Susie Wolff was a great driver but jokingly said he would not want to be beaten by a female teammate and felt they would be better off in the kitchen.
You can imagine the backlash on social media which prompted an apology on Twitter and Instagram from Sergio:
“I apologize wholeheartedly to all women and especially my friend @ Susie_Wolff was never my intention to offend anyone, let alone women who both love.”
Ever the class act, Susie Wolff responded asking for folks to give Sergio a break as the comment was taken out of context but added her own cheeky poke as well:
“Saw some comments made by @SChecoPerez as I was making dinner in the kitchen last night… Please give him a break…”
“His comments were taken completely out of context. Anyway, as my family will tell you, I drive better than I cook!”