Keiko Ihara is a current competitor in the European F3 series. She is gaining attention because she is an Asian female in a sport dominated by European males.
Now here is my problem: they are saying she is a chance to move into F1. Why? She only finished in the top ten in 6 of her 22 races. Her best place was 8th. I LONG for a time when more women are involved in our sport and competing at the pointy end. It seems strange that is hasnt happened thus far, I dont know how many women are racing at the moment, but I want their to be more of them! I dont think that outlandish claims such as those made about keiko are warranted though. And I dont think they will further the opportunities for women to enter the sport.
So.. what do crew think?
A: How do we get more women in motorsport?
B: Does it matter?
I believe that having more women involved will ultimately enrich our sport.