Something has been blatantly missing from much of the public debate as to whether Formula One should get rid of grid girls: womens’ opinions.
Here’s some more exhausting garbage about women in motorsport to ruin your day: organizers are still trying to make that ridiculous all-women Formula One series happen in 2019. They’ve scrapped the goofy “SHE Championship” name, but it’s still the same infuriating, patronizing idea that no one really needs.
Recently, Saudi Arabia announced that it would lift the much-criticized ban on female drivers by next June. It was an awesome move, and about time, too! Except that it seems like barely any time has passed before you have some dumbass already trying to fuck things up.
The Internet is a vastly strange and fascinating place. It’s a place for merchants, artists, philosophers, gods and, of course, women. It’s a place where a woman can learn to dress, to date, to pick viable life partners and, of course, to drive.
Almost nothing makes me happier than a brightly painted car. Too many of them on the roads these days are white, gray, black or beige. Give me candy-apple red. Electric blue. Honeyed gold. Screaming tangerine. And then give it to me as a nail polish so I can wear it around everywhere.
Finally making the brave and valiant choice to cater to such an underserved market in the realm of car publications, Automobile magazine will “relaunch” in August with a goal to cater to the “modern-day car guy.” This magazine should go a long way to increase representation of men in media.
China is planning to land people on the moon by 2036. If China does this right, then at least one of those people will be a woman. Objectively, it seems absurd that this needs an explanation, but we know what the world is like. So here’s why.
“Blinker fluid” is a joke as old as the car itself, used to catch people who aren’t mechanically inclined. It’s pretty funny, that is, until some doofus uses it to embarrass his own daughter on the internet. Way to reinforce every stereotype that will keep your own daughters from being taken seriously in the future,…
I’ll be honest, it took me a few days after this video on the Monster Energy girls published to actually write this. My hands were shaking too much out of anger to do anything for a while. But there’s something we need to talk about—again!—and it’s glorifying the objectification of women in motorsports.
Ex-Formula One driver David Coulthard, who is neither a scientist nor an F1 champion, claimed to the UK’s Daily Record that women will always struggle to beat men in F1 because of some last links to “mothering DNA.” So, uh, did he spend 15 years in F1 without a title because of “fathering DNA,” or what?
Being a woman who loves racing is exhausting.
The now-V8-optional Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will feature one more big change next year: the addition of a woman. Swiss former IndyCar driver and F1 hopeful Simona de Silvestro signed a three-year agreement to become the first woman to race full-time in Aussie Supercars, starting in 2017.
A highly scientific—wait, no—a Twitter poll carried out by the United Kingdom’s Freight Transport Association asked ladies if they would drive a 44-metric ton truck, and over 79% at the time of their press release responded yes. Trucks! Trucks! Trucks! Trucks!!!
It’s almost a non-story when Formula One head troll Bernie Ecclestone makes an embarrassing, sexist comment lately. Unfortunately, racing legend Mario Andretti made some facepalm-worthy statements in agreement this time, too. Then three-time NHRA drag racing champion Shirley Muldowney put it all in perspective.
A seven-year-old racer named Emma went home from school in tears after her teacher said that girls don’t race cars. She was so crushed by those words that the track where she races has asked for words of encouragement from other female racers. So far, the response has been overwhelming.
Oh hey look, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is back to saying dumb things about women. Now he told Canadian radio station TSN Toronto 1050 that a female driver wouldn’t be taken seriously enough to make it in Formula One. That’s cute, because no one should take anything that comes out of Bernie’s mouth…
One of the biggest issues faced by the motorcycle industry is the difficulty of capturing new riders in new segments. Adding more new 50-year-old dudes on Harleys is great and all, but the industry won’t grow if it doesn’t figure out how to sell bikes to women and young people. It must be doing something right,…
Susie Wolff will retire at the end of the season. By the manner in which this news has been greeted, one would imagine the announcement had been made by one of the all-time greats. There has been an outpouring of emotion, of platitudes and sadness.
There’s more women working with cars now than there’s ever been. Both the Charger Hellcat and the new Cadillac CTS-V are projects helmed by women, for example. But if you try to find pictures of women working on cars, you’re pretty much limited to pictures of what appear to be sexy idiots with grease streaked on them.