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Criticism for Ecclestone over sexist statements: 'Make them feel welcome'

It has been a long time since a woman drove in Formula 1. This season marks the 45th consecutive time that no female driver has competed in a Grand Prix. Danica Patrick, former IndyCar and NASCAR driver, thinks she knows why and Bernie Ecclestone got a kick out of it too. The last woman to lead a Grand Prix was Lella Lombardi in 1976. Since then there hasn't been a female driver in Formula 1. Patrick thinks this is because women are less accepted and welcomed in European motorsport compared to the United States. This is partly due to the negative comments of people like Ecclestone, because they make women feel even less welcome in the sport. "I always felt that Europe was less...
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