Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
x

Unlock these great extras with your FREE membership

  • One-on-one advice about results day and Clearing
  • Free access to our personal statement wizard
  • Customise TSR to suit how you want to use it

A woman? Racing? In F1!?

Announcements Posted on
Rate your uni — help us build a league table based on real student views 19-08-2015
  1. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Maria de Villota is looking likely to become a Lotus test driver next year.

    Http://m.firstpost.com/sd.php?id=146038&cat_id=36

    Good news IMO. Hope she gets a chance in a race seat sometime.
  2. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I seem to remember her being quite hapless in the lower formulae.
  3. Online

    ReputationRep:
    Well if she's good enough then why not? Just hope she's not the new Giovanna Amati, given a drive for publicity rather than talent.
  4. Offline

    Good thing there's no parking involved

    :ahee:
  5. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I don't know much about her, but having checked her race stats I objectively don't see why a team would want to sign her. She's won one race in her career, in 2007, and hasn't driven competitively since 2010. She's only been in the minor championships, and hasn't really shown any sign of major improvement (and is already 32); of female drivers, Danica Patrick would be a better choice. That said, I certainly hope that this isn't just a cynical attempt to get a woman (and any woman) into the sport at any cost, because it would be wrong way to go about it.
  6. Offline

    (Original post by Craig_D)
    ...of female drivers, Danica Patrick would be a better choice. That said, I certainly hope that this isn't just a cynical attempt to get a woman (and any woman) into the sport at any cost, because it would be wrong way to go about it.
    I think I saw her on South Park. And I agree. :proud:
  7. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by + polarity -)
    Good thing there's no parking involved

    :ahee:
    I dunno about that....
  8. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    Maria de Villota is looking likely to become a Lotus test driver next year.

    Http://m.firstpost.com/sd.php?id=146038&cat_id=36

    Good news IMO. Hope she gets a chance in a race seat sometime.
    Total tosh. She had a conversation with Eric and people took photos. Means zilch, except nice publicity for her.
  9. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lib)
    Total tosh. She had a conversation with Eric and people took photos. Means zilch, except nice publicity for her.
    Awww. That's sad.
  10. Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Craig_D)
    I don't know much about her, but having checked her race stats I objectively don't see why a team would want to sign her. She's won one race in her career, in 2007, and hasn't driven competitively since 2010. She's only been in the minor championships, and hasn't really shown any sign of major improvement (and is already 32); of female drivers, Danica Patrick would be a better choice. That said, I certainly hope that this isn't just a cynical attempt to get a woman (and any woman) into the sport at any cost, because it would be wrong way to go about it.
    £££

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: December 5, 2011
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Today on TSR

Win a mini-fridge

Don't miss our Freshers competition!

Poll
Do you prefer exams or coursework?
Useful resources

Quick link:

Unanswered motorsport threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
x

Looking for some help?

Ask our friendly student community a question

Ask a question now

Or get help from our smart tools and guides

GCSE help A-level help Uni application help Everything else
Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.