London: Susie Wolff, a development driver for the Williams F1 racing team - and one of only a handful of women who have driven in Formula One 1 in its history – believes F1 will have a female driver with the next ten years.
"I believe it will happen sooner rather than later," Wolff told BBC Sport. "Definitely within the next decade. There is prejudice in motorsport, but I think that is slowly changing and more females are coming through."
However Wolff, one of the few women in a high-profile position within an F1 team, felt it would require a “massive leap of faith” for a female driver to get an opportunity. "Many people within F1 who would like to see it happen,” she said. "Once the first female for some time gets into F1, and then I think it will open up the possibilities for more to come through."
The last woman to enter an F1 grand prix was Italian Giovanna Amati, but she failed to qualify for three races at the start of the 1992 season.