So Sir Jackie has seen my comments and feels he needs to support my view (or something like that). The decision doesn't really matter but the stated reasons for the decision just do not add up.
I rarely agree with what Sir Jackie says (he is normally deliberately contentious) but what he says about females making it to the top of Motor Sport is correct. It certainly isn't due to lack of ability. Britanny Force just won the Top Fuel Dragster Championship (and I think her sister Courtney was third in the Funny Car Championship?) which shows females do not lack guts or skill. The problem is that not enough of them start at grass roots level. Even those that do start often do not stick with it. Both my son and daughter were karting with Lewis Hamilton. There is two years between my kids but they had equal talent and both beat Hamilton in Cadets and TKM100 -not often but you have to push the positives
But at around 14years old my daughter found horses (and boys) more interesting and drifted away from motor racing. I saw this happen a lot with the few females I saw in the various forms of motor sport that I was involved with.