Moss apologises to Wolff for comments
9 May 2013 – Sir Stirling Moss has apologised to Susie Wolff for the comments he made during a recent interview with the BBC. The 83-year-old, a winner of 16 Grands Prix, questioned if women have the "mental aptitude" to race competitively in Formula 1.
"I think they have the strength, but I don't know if they've got the mental aptitude to race hard, wheel-to-wheel," said Moss, who finished as title runner-up on four occasions.
Having been hit by a wall of criticism for his remarks, Moss decided to get in touch with Wolff via telephone, offering an apology and wishing the former DTM racer well.
"Sir Stirling apologised for his comments & wished me well," Wolff explained via Twitter on Thursday. "I said no hard feelings, he is entitled to his own opinion."
Wolff has set her sights on taking part in this year's Young Driver test for Williams, with a view to gaining the Super Licence required to compete in Formula 1 races.