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Old 9 Jan 2003, 17:59 (Ref:468641)   #1
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Old 9 Jan 2003, 18:04 (Ref:468646)   #2
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No.

Fresh idea but it wont work.

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Old 9 Jan 2003, 19:19 (Ref:468717)   #3
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Looking at website looks like a premium rate phone con.
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Old 9 Jan 2003, 20:02 (Ref:468764)   #4
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Unveiled at Autosport Show today by a bevy of lyrca and cleavage. Changing the face of motorsport maybe. Changing the stereotype of motorsport, errr maybe not.
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Old 9 Jan 2003, 22:03 (Ref:468882)   #5
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...Lycra and cleavage...tell me where!!
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Old 10 Jan 2003, 00:05 (Ref:469016)   #6
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Old 10 Jan 2003, 18:32 (Ref:470492)   #7
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The website is rather naff isn't it? I saw it was based in Louth and immediately thought of Mr Glew and of course it is. Does this look like a non-goer to anyone else? Sorry GG I'll happily eat my words if it happens next year and at least your £1.50 a minute premium line should cover the set up costs.

As for stereotypes, I remember a dozen years ago a mate of mine stated he was willing to race in stockings and suspenders if that was what the sponsors wanted [we were in line for a spectacle firm's money at the time]. Anyway he insisted, he obviously had his own reasons, and it wasn't pretty and because of that it turned out it wasn't what the sponsors wanted to see!
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Old 10 Jan 2003, 19:14 (Ref:470517)   #8
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Think its doomed before it starts. They have limited there intake a bit (only women who dont hold a race licence and that can afford to do it). But it will make the V8's look good as they will have loads more cars (probably about 3).
It would surely be better for them (and motorsport) to join a racing series that is already running
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Old 10 Jan 2003, 19:51 (Ref:470541)   #9
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No. Absolutely not. It's a dollhouse for girls, formed in the desperate hope that "if we give them a place to play, they will not want to play with US." And apparently restricted to Tecate and Hawaiian Tropic Girls.

In a racing suit with a helmet on, we all look alike. Put us out on the track together and may the best driver win.
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Old 10 Jan 2003, 23:53 (Ref:470793)   #10
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Very strange. The great thing about motor racing is, as Liz says, you can be young, old, male or female and no-one can tell with your helmet on, and everyone can compete on completely equal terms. Some good names seem to be involved to whatever extent, but it deifnitely has the feeling of money-making venture about it (compare with Interactive Sportscar Championship for instance). Who is Graham Glew btw? Name is ringing bells, but I can't think why.

Anyway, what is a Formula Woman? Don't think I've ever met one - they tend to be a rich variety!
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Old 11 Jan 2003, 00:43 (Ref:470832)   #11
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Think of it not as a race series, more a TV series. True the TV deal hasn't yet been done but it will all be filmed. Motorsports equivilent of Pop Idol without the kareoke.

The name Graham Glew doesn't mean much to me but from his biog..
designed/built Touraco FFord car
ran teams in FFord and FFirst
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Old 11 Jan 2003, 11:53 (Ref:471057)   #12
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Saw the display at Autosport's Trade Day, I also had the opportunity to eavesdrop on a few reactions. Unsurprisingly, some men are for it as being 'a bit of a larf'... (Not me I hasten to add), but again, unsurprisingly a lot of the negative comments came from women who see it as degrading and further proof that women are not expected to succeed in Motorsport.

My opinion is that this is reverse-sexism. It also sends out the wrong message to women: "Look dears, you know you don't stand a chance in real racing, so we have created this little championship just for you darlings. Cars will be VERY trendy and available in a choice of fetching colours, with matching race-gear".

Another point, those of us that can remember that far back can recall the original MX5 cup as being duller-than-ditchwater. So with several novices (irrespective of gender) being taught to race in these before graduating to the MX8's, how are the organisers going to keep interest?

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Old 12 Jan 2003, 13:05 (Ref:472021)   #13
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I hate to put down new series and the like but what a load of rubbish, women are accepted in motor racing these days anyway its just a case of getting them in. Whats next formula ethnic minority?
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Old 12 Jan 2003, 14:55 (Ref:472096)   #14
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Now how about a series for men only? Oops, can't do that - we have laws against discrimination on the grounds of sex!
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Old 12 Jan 2003, 15:09 (Ref:472108)   #15
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Its sexy! No, wait a minute... Its sexist... SOmeone sue the ******** of him.
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