THAT is precisely WHY she should do it. If she spanks the field it would oust the series as a farce, proving the drivers simply do not have the stuff to make it into F1. Hell, most of them this past "season" didn't do much against the boys in other series, yet those same boys that beat them fair and square didn't get the opportunity to showcase themselves on a stage as large as these women got. And that's not fair in my eyes. Afterall, the purpose of ALL Jr. series is to provide opportunities to DRIVERS, period!… Not female drivers, not handicap drivers, not White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, neither poor, nor rich drivers… just DRIVERS and nothing else. For women to be GIVEN a racing series just so they can "have a platform" was wrong to begin with and is just one more brain fart conjured up to make money under the guise of appealing to the Recreational Outrage movement we're stuck in these days.DOLOMITE wrote:That is odd. Legge is a class act who has achieved so much already, surely at this stage her career isn't about going up against teenagers trying to get a break? If anything she in a position to be helping with their careers! She's done Formula Ford, NASCAR, Champ, Formula E, DTM... hardly someone in need of a break.Banana Man wrote:Katherine Legge has apparently applied for next season’s WS, I really don’t get that one. She will be 40 and we’ll beyond the official criteria of giving young women a chance in motorsport.
If she just wants the £500k to pay for another year somewhere else, I guess it makes sense from her POV but then what.
If it's just for the ££ that's not good and hopefully the selection process will pick that up. I can't see how someone like her fits the bill with what W Series is trying to achieve? And if she did compete and went on to win I don't think it would reflect well on the series.
Huge respect for Legge, but I don't get this at all.
Guys like Leclerc, Verstappen, Vettel, Hamilton, Massa, Alonso, Schumacher, Montoya, Button, Raikkonen, Bottas ALL had the exact same chance of standing out coming up through the ranks these women all had, and it was slim to none and it was only thanks to their genuine talent and ability that they EARNED a shot at F1 and beyond, but countless others who were simply not of equal ability didn't make it, and that's perfectly ok with no need to create a special series where the lesser talented could showcase what else?… But their lesser talent!