Head of Mercedes Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff has criticized plans to launch an all-female racing series saying that it undermines what female racing drivers can achieve. Speaking to The Daily Mail newspaper, Wolff, whose wife Susie suffered as test and reserve driver for Williams Martini Racing said:
An all-women championship is giving up on the mission of eventually making girls compete on a high level and against the boys in Formula One. ‘It is undermining what girls are able to achieve.
Female drivers like Sarah Fisher and Danica Patrick have been extremely successful in motorsport in the United States where in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Fisher found success as a team owner following a successful career in the series as a driver.
Danica Patrick was even more successful making history by becoming the first female driver to have won a major open wheel motorsport event when she took victory at the 2008 Indy Japan 300.
Tatiana Calderon who is the development driver for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team scored a podium finish with third place in her first race in the world series Formula V8 3.5 series at the Bahrain International Circuit racing against her male counterparts.