owenmahamilton wrote:I thought most women who are in motorsport wanted to compete against men not just other women so I'm not really sure how this helps them if I am honest, and the prize money seems a very small amount which won't go very far at all to furthering their motorsport career which is what the prize money is meant to be used for.
They can.... this is what people are not thinking about.
Get more women interested in motorsport... which means funding.. support... and more importantly... young girls.
Problem is.. some young girls/women feel intimidated by the 'boys club'.. I know a woman that refused engineering for that very reason.
This isn't about being perfect. It is about moving forward and this is the right way. Get more women involved in the sport and see how they compete. Those at the top like any sport can be given chances at better formulas... like.. Formula 1.
This isn't about segregation like some have claimed on Twitter. This is about opportunity and interest. Getting more women in to a sport where the majority are men is never easy. It is why like most sports it is women V women and men V men.
This sport like football struggles to get more young girls interested. Getting more women involved in motorsport is the key. This allows sponsors, engineers and more importantly.. teams to see more women involved...
What people don't think about.. or like to admit.. is that generally this has been a mans sport.. what are the odds even in 2018? of men V women that enjoy go karting on a weekly basis? what is the odds of men V women in most motorsports? I Googled stats about a year ago and it was a small %. Embarrassing for 2018.
I have a daughter on the way and I will take her Go Karting but if she shows no interest in it.. because she sees mainly men in motor sports.. and most of her friends don't care for it.. what hope do I have to share the same interest. A women Formula is exactly what we need right now and a step in the right direction. This needs support, advertisement and frankly to be shown live on freeview TV.