Moss: female drivers lack aptitude to succeed in Formula 1
|Monday, April 15th 2013, 09:23 GMT|
Stirling Moss has claimed that female drivers will never succeed in Formula 1 as they 'lack the aptitude'.
The motorsport legend was speaking in an interview for a BBC documentary on women in motorsport.
"We've got some very strong and robust ladies, but, when your life is at risk, I think the strain of that in a competitive situation will tell when you're trying to win," Moss said.
"The mental stress I think would be pretty difficult for a lady to deal with in a practical fashion.
"I just don't think they have aptitude to win a Formula 1 race."
The last female driver to appear in F1 was Giovanna Amati, who failed to qualify a Brabham in three attempts in 1992.
There has not been a woman on the F1 world championship grid since Lella Lombardi's final grand prix start in the 1976 Austrian GP.
Susie Wolff is currently a development driver for the Williams team and has aspirations of becoming its official reserve.