I was unable to watch the race, and did not hear her being such a snob. It is a shame that she is like that. IMO – she’s cute and not a butch….but shes not all that to be talking like she’s the next Anna. I still gotta give her mad props for being able to do so well in the race.
I read today that they figured out the advantage she had by being 100lbs less. They said she would gain 0.8 miles per hour. That is a more significant advantage than you realize.
When I stop to really think about it, and get over the Girl Power….I do have to agree that her advantage is not fair. And this is actually something they have been trying to get changed for awhile now….not just now that there is a woman racing. It is not only unfair because a woman would be smaller, but there are also small men as well. There are plenty of 140lb men and also 200lb men. I don’t think its fair to make the bigger guys loose weight because of this rule. That in itself could be an even bigger disadvantage. I would think you would need as much strength as you could get in a race such as the Indy 500.
Think about a horse race….if a few pounds make a difference to a 200lb horse….wouldn’t 100 lbs make a difference in a car race? They make the jockeys all have the same amount of weight, so why not the cars? I know when we go on vacation our vehicle gets much worse gas mileage than when I am in there alone. Less gas mileage, another unwanted pit stop….right???
I want to see everyone have the same weight….and then when she kicks their butts they cant go crying to mama!!!