Bernie Ecclestone, the head of Formula 1, made a comment to reporters the other day about Danica Patrick, the female driver who happened to place 4th in this year’s Indy 500 and led for a number of laps. He said women should be dressed in white like other domestic appliances. Patrick, revealed that Ecclestone also called her and told her this personally. I suppose if there is anything positive to be said it’s that he said to her face (or on the phone) what he said to others, however, by every other conceivable measure, Bernie Ecclestone is a neanderthal. Patrick said she was stunned when he said this:
“Unless he was talking about someone else or the majority (of women) or what, I’m not really sure,” she said, the Star reported. “Or, maybe that’s his real feelings, and if that’s the case, then it doesn’t really matter because I’m racing in the Indy Racing League.”
She’s a class act, and, like the greater number of women who are involved in all forms of motorsports, a welcome addition. Bernie, crawl back to your cave.
I might add, that after last weekend’s fiasco of the Formula 1 race at Indy, where most of the drivers sat out the race in a tire protest, Bernie should be tending to his own business.