A rolling stone gathers no moss. And yet…The Guardian reports wise old owl Sir Stirling’s belief that “women do not have the mental aptitude for the sport”. (F1 being the sport in question.)
“I think they have the strength, but I don’t know if they’ve got the mental aptitude to race hard, wheel-to-wheel,”
In fairness, he provides a sterling explanation:
“The trouble is, when you’re racing, it’s pretty tiring,”
One word, Stirling: Labour.
Here’s an alternative reason why women aren’t driving in F1, not to mention are generally under-represented in a million board rooms, union HQs, legislatures and church hierarchies. The doors and interview panels are staffed by people like Sir Striling Moss.