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Old April 18 2013, 01:20 PM   #16
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Re: Women lack the mental skill for F1

The skill is a load of nonsense and I have no doubt women would be mentally able to drive in F1

But I have heard that the physical requirements of F1 mean you need to be in comparable shape to an elite triathlete.

If there is a difference made by physical strength then women will never be a part of F1 at the top end, you can't beat genetics and women are not built with the same phsical strength as men.

That's not being out of date, it's biology 101
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Old April 18 2013, 02:13 PM   #17
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You could almost raise a concern about the strength issue, even if that's a flimsy argument... but this fellow has it backwards. Hopefully he'll get a well deserved lawsuit from the next rejected female applicant.
What would they sue him for, being a stupid old bugger?

He has no say over who does or does not become an F1 driver.
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Old April 18 2013, 02:23 PM   #18
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Re: Women lack the mental skill for F1

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According to Stirling Moss.

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Is he right or a relic?
Possibly both.

That attitude is rightly a thing of the past - if a woman is physically tough enough to compete there is no reason why she shouldn't. However, studies of the brain have shown that there are differences between the sexes, so there MIGHT be something in what he says, although I doubt it. The car is more important than the driver anyway - Schumachers return proved that.

More to the point - why would a woman want to drive around in circles for hours ? I can't understand why the men do it. Pointless 'sport'.
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Old April 18 2013, 04:53 PM   #19
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well considering he said he didn't want a gay actor to play him if they ever made a film about him, Relic.
Hey Hollywood, cast Chris Colfer as young Stirling, Rupert Everett as adult Stirling and Ian McKellen as old Stirling.

But make it quick, I want the movie released before the guy dies ... whoever he is. Am I supposed to know who Stirling Moss is?
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Old April 18 2013, 05:23 PM   #20
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Re: Women lack the mental skill for F1

he's a racing driver from the 50's generally regarded as the best to never win a f1 championship. so if you aren't a motorsport fan you probably wouldn't know of him

and not rupert everett, he's a self-loathing attention whore
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Old April 18 2013, 06:31 PM   #21
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he's a racing driver from the 50's generally regarded as the best to never win a f1 championship. so if you aren't a motorsport fan you probably wouldn't know of him
I was into F1 as a teenager (that's why I clicked on this thread) but never enough to know drivers from the 50s.

and not rupert everett, he's a self-loathing attention whore
Fine, any other gay actor will do, I just want them all to show up to the premier with their boyfriends.
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Old April 25 2013, 06:45 AM   #22
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According to Stirling Moss.

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Is he right or a relic?
Maybe, who knows?

It's not for you to say he's "wrong".
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Old April 25 2013, 09:27 AM   #23
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sorry, if he's being sexist, deliberate or not, we get to say he's wrong.

the 'not physically strong enough' arguement is bullshit too. those female indycar drivers don't pull over half way through because their arm muscles are too small.
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Old April 25 2013, 11:39 AM   #24
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Re: Women lack the mental skill for F1

indolover wrote: View Post
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According to Stirling Moss.

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Is he right or a relic?
Maybe, who knows?

It's not for you to say he's "wrong".
A dull and hackneyed response, who'd have thought.
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Old April 25 2013, 11:40 AM   #25
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According to Stirling Moss.

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Is he right or a relic?
Maybe, who knows?

It's not for you to say he's "wrong".
Show me where I said he was wrong with or without inverted commas?
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