Motor racing is dangerous.
Despite massive improvements in safety, accidents continue to happen, and will do so as long as the sport exists.
A. English driver Amanda Whitaker in mid-accident during a Formula Ford event at Mallory Park in August 2009. Happily, she crawled out of the wreckage and walked away unhurt - she was lucky.
B. Brazilian driver Felipe Massa was struck by an object that fell off a car in front of him while qualifying for the 2009 Hungarian F1 Grand Prix. His serious injuries kept him out of the sport for the rest of the season.
C. German F1 driver Timo Glock crashed at the Suzuka circuit in October 2009. Injuries including a cracked vertebra finished his racing season.
D. A wheel that had come adrift from another car struck English F2 driver Henry Surtees on the head and killed him during a race at Brands Hatch in July 2009. He was just 18 years old.
These were only a few of the accidents to occur in motor racing last year, there will be many more this year.
Do I want to see track marshals erect a screen around the shattered body of a woman driver? Or to see a woman crying in pain from her broken legs or her burned face?
To put it another way, do I really want to see women race drivers?
Well, no, I don't.
I am old-fashioned enough and politically-incorrect enough to believe that women should have a special place in the world, and that motor racing with its high risk of horrific injury or death is no place for a woman.
I'll leave you with that thought.