Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 9/2/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Sir Stirling Moss attends the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 17, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. The Australian Formula One Grand Prix, the first of the new season, takes place on March 18, 2007. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Sir Stirling Moss is a man among men in Formula 1 racing. He is the Bill Russell to Michael Schumacher’s Michael Jordan. He set the benchmark for future drivers with 16 Grands Prix in the 1950s and 60s. However, he is not the example they should follow when it comes to talking about women in their sport. While speaking to the Guardian, Moss made a Sir Sean Connery type statement about a woman’s ability to win a race in F1: “The trouble is, when you’re racing, it’s pretty tiring. We had three-hour races in those days. You needed tremendous concentration. Now races are only one hour and 10 minutes…. We’ve got some very strong and robust ladies, but, when your life is at risk, I think the strain of that in a competitive situation will tell when you’re trying to win…. The mental stress I think would be pretty difficult for a lady to deal with in a practical fashion. I just don’t think they have aptitude to win a Formula One race.” He’s not at all old fashion in his thinking, is he? At this point, only five women have ever competed, and none have won an event. Interesting [...]

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