YEAH , she did take a HUGE hit against that wall. Glad for safer barriers and for her being OK . Loved the way she KNEW to let go of that steering wheel - experience in wrecks maybe - Ha , Ha
I raced for many years in SCCA . I also climbed the ranks and became an instructor which included quite a few women .
Here is what I learned about women race car drivers in general . They simply lack the " take no prisoner testosterone " attitude it takes in competitive sports . Not their fault , as that is the way they were designed .
A man will do some pretty aggressive ( stupid , yes ) stuff to win . He thinks differently and will do WHATEVER it takes to win . He thinks he can tuck under that car and pass when in reality his chances were 20% at best . In the hobby we tend to think with the little head and it wins A LOT - be honest guys Stupid yes , but an analogy of our " thinking and design ". Men simply want to WIN whatever it takes , whatever it cost's , WIN takes over much like the little head disease . WIN , thats all I know .You will see it in ANY competitive sports - Yes I said any and all . Common denominator - testosterone !
Women simply lack the drive in this area that is critical in the big leagues of competition . The DESIRE is there but when they see that " opening " , in that turn , to overtake , they picture the wall and back off . Men only see thier car kicking up some dirt, making the pass and winning . " What wall , I had it easily , your crazy " .
I had many times on track with a woman student and thru the headset I am telling her to GO , Tuck under , STEP ON IT and pass to the right !!!...........10% chance they would actually get aggressive , throw caution to the wind and do it !
Just testosterone , and women are at a HUGE disadvantage to be successful in todays competitive sports arena . My .02 cents worth ............