That totally misses the point, being over weight so you race over the minimum weight limit loses you lap time, for women ballast has to be put on the car because they are so light but that ballast obviously is not their muscle weight.mikeyg123 wrote:I think she's talking from her own experience. If muscle weight was a good trade off we wouldn't have had tall drivers starving themselves for years.pokerman wrote:Maybe but she was clearly generalising for all women.mikeyg123 wrote:Perhaps a difference between a woman and a 14 year old girl?pokerman wrote: It's interesting that she brings forward the physical aspect of driving a race car were before it's been said on places such as this that such a thing is not a problem for women.
I mean, shes essentially 100% accurate in what she says. I just don't see it as a disadvantage.
Women are probably disadvantaged by the amount of ballast they have to carry, the cars that they race have to be heavier than their male competitors. I think that's sort of the point she was making that they give up their advantage of being lighter whilst the men keep their advantage of being stronger?