When the Formula One community looks to ladder up the war of sexes, it turns to F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone for a quip on why women aren’t racing in the series. Unfortunately for those seeking to ratchet the rhetoric, Mr. Ecclestone hasn’t been playing ball lately. No, the venerable ring leader of F1 recently said he’d love to see Danica Patrick in the sport.
Losing the head of the He Man Woman Haters club, they’ve found another venerable F1 personality willing to offer his advice on where women may fall short in racing. Legendary Stirling Moss has suggested that women simply don’t have the aptitude for it:
“We’ve got some very strong and robust ladies, but, when your life is at risk, I think the strain of that in a competitive situation will tell when you’re trying to win,” Moss said.
“The mental stress I think would be pretty difficult for a lady to deal with in a practical fashion.
“I just don’t think they have aptitude to win a Formula 1 race.”
Now that this is cleared up, can we get back to racing and stop the Danica worship?