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UncleSam

June 08, 2012 9:59 PM

F1 » Wolff: Female F1 racer 'within a decade'


@Droog I cannot speak in terms of actual numbers about the female pilots. I found an article that stated that 4.9% of the current US combat pilots are female. I also found individual articles that reference women are currently piloting B-2's, A-10's, F-15's, and F-22's (until they got grounded) in combat currently. So they are not just flying cargo missions, many are regularly pulling up to 12g's in some hardcore jets. Female pilots from the UK and US have graduated from Top Gun school as well. The carrier ratings are not disclosed, but I imagine it would fall in line with that 4.9% figure. That isn't a bad thing, because the vast majority of male pilots are not carrier rated either. I bet a fair number of these women have had to overcome some great challenges to get to where they are, now they are equals, F1 will be no different. A remarkable person is not defined by gender, only their abilities.

UncleSam

June 08, 2012 7:45 PM
Last Edited 900 days ago

F1 » Wolff: Female F1 racer 'within a decade'


@Droog I am not that PC, but I am a reasonable person, and I simply don't buy into gender as a factor of limitation, when it is applied to motorsports. As my post about combat pilots displays, women are capable of enduring forces many times those in F1. If you read bjr's post again, he states clearly that, "there are more than just physical differences between men and women". That statement is a direct assertion that intellectually, mentally, or genetically they are lacking. Yes I agree that, in some cases, there are jobs more suited for men, but racing is not one of them. In fact, racing is the one sport where even those with disabilities can perform quite well and on even terms with their peers. I also disagree that the attitude of a woman racer is different, they are exactly the same as that of a man, aggressive and consumed by a desire to win.

UncleSam

June 08, 2012 5:53 PM

F1 » Wolff: Female F1 racer 'within a decade'


@Guirarman U.S. service women have been flying jets, in combat, for 20 years and dispel your theory that women are not up to withstanding the forces of a F1 car. Fighter pilots are routinely subjected to forces exceeding those in F1, by double or more, and also need much faster reflexes than are required in F1, as they are traveling at speeds many times that of a F1 car. I would say that those factors alone dispel your theory of women being physically not up to the task of F1.

UncleSam

June 08, 2012 5:32 PM

F1 » Wolff: Female F1 racer 'within a decade'


@bjr You profess that you are not sexist or racist, yet your comment implies that gender and race impact intellect. This could not be further from the truth, as there are brilliant people of all genders and races, whom come from varied socioeconomic backgrounds. Genetics has nothing to do with one's ability to effectively compete in F1, no driver is born with a world champion gene, they hone their skills and nurture their talent, the same as any other profession, until they are highly proficient.

UncleSam

June 08, 2012 1:51 AM

F1 » Wolff: Female F1 racer 'within a decade'


Hilarious how many people think Danica is a token racer, racing only based purely upon her looks and marketing talents. Danica did things properly, she went to Europe in her teens to race against many future top professional racers and held her own quite respectably. I think some of you should ask Anthony Davidson, Marino Franchitti, Adam Carroll, Patrick Long, James Courtney, and the long list of others whom have finished behind her, whether or not the woman can race. Gender has no bearing on reflexes, endurance, or courage, and therefor a woman can be successful in F1.

UncleSam

June 05, 2012 3:31 PM

NASCAR » Kurt Busch suspended for media comments


Cont... The media in every facet of the world today are simply out of control and think everything that happens is game to be put into the public for review, it is not. Right or wrong, I, for one, am glad that NASCAR is not the prim, proper, sanitary, sterile racing of F1, because controversy adds to the flavor overall and creates rivalries, something that has been lacking for years in F1.

UncleSam

June 05, 2012 3:29 PM
Last Edited 903 days ago

NASCAR » Kurt Busch suspended for media comments


@Ralf The media covering motorsports in the States are no different than the demographics of the posters on this site, there are sensible ones, there ones that like to stir the pot, and then there are the ones whom sensationalize things to make stories out of non-stories. Busch was wrongly convicted during the event by Allgaier, whom believed he was bumped by Busch, although replays confirmed that there was no contact between the cars, and he chose to repeatedly attempt to wreck Busch. Busch remained composed and made no attempt to retaliate. Upon completion of the race, the two drivers discussed their differences and seemed to have the matter resolved. Then along comes a reporter, whom wanted to get things stirred up again. Although, in hindsight, it would have been more appropriate to walk simply away from the reporter, the reporter should have had the common sense not to push the issue with a driver after a frustrating race.


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