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LISTEN: Formula 1 CEO says female driver 'wouldn't be taken seriously'

Women have competed — and won — on some of auto racing’s biggest stages. But don’t tell Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone that. As NBC Sports points out, Lella Lombardi, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Giovanna Amati, Susie Wolff, Desire Wilson and Divina Galica all have participated in either F1 races or Grand Prix weekends, and Carmen Jorda currently is competing at the...
Via NESN.com
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Maria De Filippis, 1st woman to race in F1, dies at 89

ROME (AP) Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first woman to race in Formula One, has died at the age of 89. Formula One made the announcement on its website Saturday without providing a cause of death. De Filippis made three starts for the Maserati team in 1958, finishing 10th at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for her best result. Lella Lombardi, another Italian, is the only other...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Lotus names Spanish woman Carmen Jorda development driver

MONTMELO, Spain (AP) Lotus has named Carmen Jorda as its Formula One development driver. Lotus says the Spaniard will be ''put through her paces thanks to a comprehensive fitness regime to prepare for the opportunity'' to drive its car. Jorda says ''I've been racing since I was 10 years old so it was my dream to drive a Formula One car since I was very young.'' Williams test driver...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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