Personally, i think its a good thing. She is maybes the wrong side of 24/25 for F1, however you never know, Williams once hired a driver that was a 32 year old TD into a race seat and then 5 years later won the WDC and Consructors title with him.
However one thing it does, same with Maria De Viltoa at Marussia, it gives Women a hope to get into F1. Lower down there is a decent ammount of women racers to come thru, GP3 this year will have Vikki Piria, Carmen Jorda and Alice Powell tested for Status and could take their last seat for this season.
Even lower down that that, F2 and local Formula Renault series have plenty of women racing. Its only time that one breaks thru, and enters F1. I think that that there is more and more capable F1 ready women ready to race in the next few years. Time will tell, and i mean time, as both time to develop and lap time will show when and where the first woman to race for almost 4 decades in F1 will start a race.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fe ... ne_drivers
And according to that list Susie isnt the first to step into a Williams car.
Give women hope to get in F1? If some girl is very very good and loves what she is doing and is the fastest she will become F1 champion.
But because there are a lot more boys karting, the chance to find a golden nugget is much higher.
I d love to see a woman in F1, even if she would look and act manly.
If those female youngsters are good you talking about, they should get the seat in the (williams) at young drivers testing.
The comparison of Susie Stoddart and Ralf Schumacher is crap, he was a good F1 and crap in DTM. Stoddart is a crap in DTM and was mediocre in singleseaters, how should she be good in F1? And oh boy she is old!
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