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Formula 1 News: Bernie Ecclestone Says Female Championship Is ‘Only a Thought’

Bernie Ecclestone insists the prospect of an all-female world championship is “only a thought” after having his idea slammed by Susie Wolff. Ecclestone, Formula One’s chief executive, has made the proposal to the 10 current teams on the gird as he looks for an alternative way of maximising female representation in the sport. However, Wolff—Williams’ test driver and arguably the most recognised female in F1—is firmly against the idea. “There are different ways if you want to be proactively helping women, but actually organising a women’s race is most definitely not the right way forward,” Wolff said on Sunday, per the Mirror’s Byron Young. Ecclestone remains convinced the idea has s...

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