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Desire Wilson sees no physical or mental reason why a woman cannot compete in Formula One, whatever the men might say, and she should know. The only woman to win a Formula One race, a non-championship round of a long-defunct British series at Brands Hatch in 1980, the 65-year-old South African says those who raise such obstacles are talking rubbish.Wilson's first IndyCar race in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1983, was 500 kilometers on a street course with eight pitstops for fuel and no paddle shifts.W Series, with 18 women racing identical Formula Three cars in a six-round championship, aims to raise the profile of female racers and help them take on the men further up the single-seater ladder.You can count on the fingers of one hand how many women have entered a world championship Formula One race, and Wilson is one of those five.Wilson also drove a Tyrrell in the 1981 South African Grand Prix at Kyalami, a race scheduled originally as the first round of the season but then deemed non-championship due to F1 politics.
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