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2016-04-20 15:06

A WOLFF IN WILLIAMS CLOTHING: Susie Wolff was the first female driver in 22 years to participate in a F1 weekend. Image: AFP/ Andrew Yates

Cape Town - Former Williams test driver Susie Wolff responded to Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone's comments regarding female drivers.

Ecclestone told an audience at Advertising Week Europe: "I don't know whether a woman would physically be able to drive an F1 car quickly and they wouldn't be taken seriously."

Read: Bernie: F1 no place for women drivers

But he predicted a rise in female chief executives, saying: "Women are more competent and they don't have massive egos."

Wolff reacts on Twitter

Despite Ecclestone's comments, Wolff responded via Twitter, showing her support for the F1 CEO.

Wolff said the 85-year-old F1 boss was in support of an F1 racing initiative called 'Dare To Be Different' which "will inspire, connect & showcase women who work in every aspect of racing."

Wolff was a Williams test driver since 2012, working on the simulator and even becoming the first female in two decades to drive in official practice sessions at grands prix.

Wolff announced her retirement from motor racing, admitting her F1 dream will 'never happen'.

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