epa01206705 (L-R) Female pilots Luicie Panackova, Simona de Silvestro, Natacha Gachnang, Carmen Jordá, María de Villota and Alessandra Neri pose with a racing car prior to the Formula 3 training session held 21 December 2004, in Cheste, Valencia, esthern Spain.  EPA/Kai Försterling

Formula One’s women problem is bad for business

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By Paolo Aversa, City University London 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…