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 6:50 PM

It's obviously wrong to be misogynistic, sexist or bigoted in any way.

Perhaps more practical to look at the history of the sport over the last 100 years or so.

If a women were ever capable of rising to the top, they would have done so by now. Stirling's rather ham-fisted summary amounts to the same thing.

It probably isn't going to happen.

al t - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 6:53 PM

It's funny growing up I was told to respect my elders - however Respect should be a mutual thing. Stirling has achieved a lot, but this is just sexism, from a generation that hasn't moved on. We have female team bosses, engineers, presenters but no female driver. It will happen but it needs a program that actively supports and developes women from a young age.


April 15, 2013 8:14 PM

Going by the documentary in question, it is clear that Stirling's beliefs are still widely held within the racing fraternity. The number of times male competitors made the comment "being beaten by a woman" was an eye opener. They still didn't grasp the fact simply by saying this, they we being sexist...

Ber - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 8:18 PM

After watching the Suzie Wolf documentary, I guess what is needed is her natural talent and a competitive car.
The DTM car she had was seemed not very responsive and she handled the williams f1 quite well.

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