"I think there is nothing women can't do." Liu Yuling, who is less than 1.6 meters tall, said such lines and went up and down in "Charlie Girl".
In the movie, her boyfriend did not expect that the beautiful girl was so passionate about conquering all kinds of cold heavy machinery.
Data map: A women's car rally was held in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The picture shows a female driver competing with her mother. Photo by Shi Tianhao, China News Agency reporter
How many appearances of women in the world? They are gentle and virtuous, smart and beautiful, and strong and brave. There are others, with wind in their blood, born for the pursuit of speed.
According to foreign media reports, when Laura was participating in the first stage of the Vidreiro Rally in Portugal, the car driven by her partner deviated from the track, hit another car, and then hit a pine tree.
Although medical staff rushed to rescue her, they failed to save her young life.
The FIA announced the unexpected death of Laura.
Laura's social media account is in a private and visible state. On the public Internet, there is very little information about her. The 21-year-old Laura obviously has not achieved many excellent results. Originally, she had many years to fill her honor book slowly, but now all this is only It can happen in the imagination.
There are only a few photos that Laura can find. It can be seen that it is a lively and beautiful girl, and the heavy protective helmet does not block her smiling face.
In one of the photos, she seemed to have just gotten out of the car, with one hand on the door, the racing suit tied to her waist, and the profile face wearing a black mask was elegant and calm. In the media reports, beside this photo, there is the unrecognizable car behind the accident.
Screenshots of foreign media reports.
The day after Laura died in an accident is the seventh anniversary of the death of the original F1 female test driver Verrotta. Compared to Laura, Verrotta's experience after the accident is not known fortunate or unfortunate.
In July 2012, Verota suffered a serious accident while participating in a linear aerodynamic test. After a month of surgical treatment, although her skull injury was cured, unfortunately, her right eye was blind.
In October of the following year, Verrotta died of a cardiac arrest. According to follow-up reports, Verota’s family revealed that an important reason for Verota’s sudden death was the serious car accident. In addition to blindness in the right eye, Verota's nervous system was damaged, loss of taste and smell, and suffered from intracranial pressure problems for a long time.
Many car fans remember Verrotta's appearance in public after the accident. Her left eye was radiant and her right eye was covered by a blindfold. This contrast is like the fate of many female racers. They are often noticed because of their beauty and regretted by accidents and deaths.
Screenshot of Verota's social media.
The inherent physical differences between men and women make women have to overcome more difficulties when participating in motorsports. Although there are dedicated female races, there are also many female drivers who hope to compete with male drivers.
Fans who are more familiar with F1 will find that many drivers have a thicker neck than normal. Because when the car is cornering, the neck may have to withstand the huge centrifugal force that ordinary people can't imagine, and the inertia of the neck is even greater during emergency braking. Therefore, the riders usually have special training on the neck.
Although the specific conditions of different racing events are different, the requirements for physical fitness are evident. The pursuit of the ultimate speed requires the ultimate test. Even so, some female drivers are active on the track through their own efforts.
In 2018, the young German female driver Sophia Frosi suffered a serious accident in the Macau F3 race. Her car lost control and crashed into the fence and crashed into the camera.
Judging from the pictures of the accident scene, the car was severely damaged and the situation was very dangerous. After the accident, her spine fractured and she underwent 17 hours of surgery.
The scene of Flossy's accident. Photo by China News Agency reporter Mai Shangmin
But Flossi did not retreat because of this. After a difficult rehabilitation, she returned to the stadium after only 147 days and even participated in the 2019 Macau F3 event.
In February of this year, Flossi won the Lawrence Best Comeback Award, and she continues to compete in F3 this season. Such courage is the existence of transcending gender on the racing track.
In the Internet age, when the two keywords of "racing" and "female" appear at the same time, many people think of sexy and beautiful sign girls, or so-called "female drivers" with heavy makeup.
Even if it is a female driver who enters the field by strength, people often care most about her work behind the scenes.
Data map: A women's car rally in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The competition attracted more than 40 contestants. The picture shows the female driver's expression "waiting for it" during the race. Photo by Shi Tianhao, China News Agency reporter
Objectively speaking, in most racing events, the overall level of female drivers is far lower than that of men, but there are many girls like Flossy who are working hard to narrow this gap. They should not be given extra preferential treatment because of their gender, and they should not be labeled as meaningless because of their gender.
At the end of "Charlie Girl", Liu Yuling played Alex finally didn't have to pretend to be in front of her boyfriend. The new version of the film of the same name 19 years later has new faces to replace their roles.
The classic charm is to keep people aftertaste and give people space for reverie. Like those characters who will no longer appear in front of the world, the lives that have left must continue to shine somewhere.
There is also a line in the new movie: "Each of us, men and women, want to show off our talents. Live as we please, this is the world I want."
May all the withered flowers on the track be remembered, not because of their gender or beauty, but because of their courage to pursue speed here.