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David Coulthard said women tended to reach a “glass ceiling” at Formula Three level and needed help. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

A new all-female racing series was launched on Wednesday, supported by former Grand Prix driver David Coulthard and top designer Adrian Newey, with th(...)

Italian racing driver Lella Lombardi was the last woman to start a Formula One race – the 1974 Austrian Grand Prix. Photograph:   Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has claimed a female driver “would not be taken seriously” in the sport. Ecclestone, who last year call(...)