"Formula One ‘maybe too difficult’ for women, says Red Bull chief adviser Helmut Marko.
The 75-year-old doubted that women were strong enough to cope with the immense G-force that comes with racing in F1 or the heat of the cockpit and therefore none of those competing in the W-series would graduate to Formula One.
“These are huge physical demands, and that is maybe too difficult and too strenuous for women,”
If you’re driving at 300km/h and have a wheel-to-wheel fight then brutality is part of it. I do not know if that’s in the female nature.
“There are now power brakes, but still you have to go in there with a lot of effort.
“You’re encased, and temperatures in the cockpit are 40, 50 degrees. The hot cables run past you.
“We’ve seen top drivers who were just about to collapse in Singapore, and I think the physical strain is way too big [for women drivers].
“You have to be fit in Formula 1, and you need an insane power from the shoulder.
“These are huge physical demands. And that is maybe too difficult and too strenuous for women."
Not as much drama in FP3 but many drivers did miss corners and had to take the escape/run off areas. Hamilton visited them yet again on his last lap, ending up second on the day to Bottas.
Leclerc likes this track and it shows, from the in car camera you could tell that he was just smashing it. Topped the practice chart again.
Everybody is fighting for grip and struggling with braking points. It's a tough track, I like it. Looking forward to qualy.
It's a tough track but Leclerc, sans this wall wallop , can get around here good. Part if being a champion is overcoming adversity. I too hope to see him battle from the back.
I always enjoyed watching Vettel come through the field, he's ruthless.