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Destroyer asked Sir Sterling Moss says F1 is not for women drivers?
Sterling Moss legendary grand prix driver says women just don't have what it takes to be successful in F1. Personally I agree with him women have poor driving skills when compared with men and have never done well in motor racing. Given his personal experience as a driver and being around the sport for the last 50 years I think his opinion is based on fact. I know everyone will jump on him and call his statement sexist but if it is simply a fact then when why is it wrong to say it? If something offends someone it does not mean that what is said is wrong. The proof that he is right is that no woman has ever been successful in F1. Bernie Eccelstone F1 CEO is also famous for his comment some years ago that what F1 needed was a woman driver who was black and also a Jew, and that would be his ideal driver because that person would be the most politically correct choice and therefore nobody would dare complain or question or comment negatively and everyone would cheer for her. It was a good joke because he was constantly asked when F1 would have a woman driver. Not whether the drivers in F1 where the very best or not. If this is the path we are headed on then soon we may see paraplegic drivers and drivers with Down's Syndrome etc all in the name of political correctness and talent and merit would mean absolutely nothing anymore. Lets not forget the fiasco that happened last year when a woman was given a chance and almost killed herself after testing in the parking lot. When her car and her head got stuck under the back of a parked truck causing her to lose her eye. Maria De Villota is lucky to be alive after such a horrific incident. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/15/stirling-moss-formula-1-racing-cars-_n_3083943.html?utm_hp_ref=uk
And got the following answer:
Have to agree with Sir Stirling Moss women have not really set the world alight have they. However they do seem to do well on outside the car look at Monisha Kaltenborn team principal of Sauber and then quite recently Claire Williams being promoted to deputy team principal of Williams( could succeed her dad soon and be team principal one day. Then look across to WEC ( World Endurance Championship) and Lena Gade race engineer to the Number 1 Audi trio of Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler and Benoit Trelyuer she has engineered them to back to back victory's at the Le Mans 24 hours of 2011 and 2012 additionally a WEC Championships of 2012. Danica Patrick recently in the spotlight for wining the pole at the 2013 Daytona 500 and finishing a respectably 8th and leading a few laps as well. Since then we have not really seen much of her. Her best NASCAR result since is a 12th place finish at Martinville. Her last and only victory was in Indy car in 2008 in Japan. Alice Powell might do well already champion in Formula Renault in 2010 she has done well with wins and podium places since then taken the step to GP3 average season with her only point coming in the last round in Monza. However could not continue GP3 due to lack of money. One woman who has been in spotlight off the track and not on it is Susie Wolff test driver for Williams and previous DTM racer did not set the world light with just 2 points finishes in 60 races. She is 30 and quite old for trying out as Gran Prix driver and trying to get into F1 the same route as Paul Di Resta who, we know is quick and winning the 2010 DTM championship confirms this as well as some great results in F1 best finish being 4th in Singapore. Another woman who is up and coming is Beitske Visser a Dutch racing driver who competed in last years 2012_ADAC_Formla_Masters who had a pretty good year winning two races and many points finishes and finishing 8th in the championship despite not doing all the races. Is now backed by Red Bull so has finical stability as long as she does well. Sebastian Vettel was and still is backed by Red Bull and look where that has got him 3 F1 drivers championships. So I do not think Susie will get into F1 test driver at best. One of the reasons she is where she is with Williams might the fact that her Husband Toto Wolff was a Major Shareholder in the company.Danica Patrick who knows might do well might even win she is with a great team Stewart Hass racing so teammates with the 2011 NASCAR champion Tony Stewart lots of experience in racing and winning. Beitske Visser and Alice Powell have the most realistic chance of making it into F1 Beitske more so because she has the backing of Red Bull and she has won race and for Alice she is very quick just needs money.