F1 » Stirling Moss: Women 'lack mental aptitude' for F1

"I don't know if they've got the mental aptitude to race hard, wheel-to-wheel," says British F1 legend.

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April 15, 2013 1:32 PM

In fairness to Moss he does come from an era where women were expected to look pretty, keep quiet, not embarrass herself in public and have the dinner ready on time. Someone should really inform him that time has moved on.

After this comment he would be better to keep quiet and not embarrass himself in public!

oldtimer - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 1:35 PM

Good old Stirling, nothing like a a bit of good old fashioned male chauvinism. I agree that there probably won't be a top woman F1 driver but not because she does'nt have the right mental aptitude. I think it's more down to the number of woman drivers around and the likelyhood and luck of one of them finding their way into a top F1 team. It might happen but they would have to be at least a match for the top men and I don't really see that happening in the near future however much Bernie would like to engineer it.

Skooter - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 1:41 PM

Yet ironically Michelle Mouton said something almost identical back in the 80's when she was driving a group B car, I guess its okay for a woman to say it about other women, but not a man saying it about women.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 2:47 PM

more machismo than chauvinism, but given the distribution of males vs females in racing in general and social expectations, its not difficult to understand that kind of generalization.

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