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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Wes Mordine - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 4:06 PM

When women start winning consistently inF1, I'll critisize him. Until then, he's giving his expert opinion on the fact that women never amount to much in motorsport with very few exceptions.

pete - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 8:04 PM

You have to have women in F1 to even make the argument that they cannot win! The last time was nearly 39 years ago??? and for only 12 races in a back marker team?

The point someone made about female fighter pilots is spot on. Higher percentage of females in fighter jets, higher mental aptitude required in a fighter than an F1 car for longer periods of time and higher G load. AND they have to deal with an environment in 3 dimensions rather than 2 like a F1 driver.

Statistical speaking, there are not enough female F1 drivers to even make Moss' argument plausible. It's pure speculation on his part.

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