I am a woman and I love motorsport..
which means I have to defend myself daily from constant questioning and always being second guessed. I’m happy to talk motorsport with fellow fans, but these conversations feel more like a police interrogation, to which I’m being wrongly accused. Did I pass the test? Have I been a fan for long enough? Was my favourite driver their favourite driver?

I am a woman and I love motorsport..
which means being seen as a sexual object, because I only really like motorsport and racing to get a barrage of men telling me “you like racing? where have you been all my life?” Saving and spending my hard earned money on Grand Prix’s and merch are not part of my long term plan to impress you and meet a potential suitor like our ancestors at 18th Century parties.

I am a woman and I love motorsport..
which means I must only be a fan because the drivers are good looking, right? There’s no way that my love of the sport came from the sound of roaring engines, the high speed circuits or the heritage behind my favourite team. I do not spend hours of my life understanding pit stop strategies and learning about tyre degradation to look at men in helmets.

I am a woman and I love motorsport..
which means my opinions are constantly undermined. It doesn’t matter to me whether my favourite driver isn’t at the top of the championship – I’ve supported them through the years and one day we’ll find the light at the end of the tunnel. Does that justify being told I don’t know anything about the sport?

I am a woman and I love motorsport..
which means being accused of being ‘too sensitive’ or being told ‘its not that deep’ when you try to debate your opinion. Better yet, being branded a feminist like it’s an insult, for standing up for something you’re passionate about. It’s choosing to be silent on most issues revolving motorsport, because the onslaught of abuse can be exhausting.

We can’t tell you how many times we have written this. We only ask for one thing – to let women love the sport we are passionate about, and to be respectful of that.

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