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Formula One’s women problem is bad for business

Formula 3 but what about Formula 1? EPA/Kai Försterling Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s chief executive, has poured water on the prospect of women drivers returning to the grid any time soon. In a recent interview he expressed his doubts, saying: “If there was somebody that was capable they wouldn’t be taken seriously anyway.” Perhaps we should not be surprised by the statement, given former provocations like “women should be dressed in white, like all the other domestic appliances”. But, for

Despite never driving, Carmen Jorda ‘excited’ about F1 future

Despite never actually driving the car, developmental driver Carmen Jorda thinks she’ll have a role with the new Renault F1 team.PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC  DEVELOPMENTAL DRIVER THINKS SHE KNOWS COLOR OF NEW RENAULT CAR Despite never actually driving a Formula One car in a race, Carmen Jorda sounds confident she will remain with the new Renault, formerly Lotus, F1 team. Jorda, 27, who raced in GP3 without ever winning or taking a podium or scoring a point or finishing higher