American pocket rocket Danica Patrick has become the first woman to win an Indy Car race, triumphing in the Japan 300 yesterday.
This is a big thing in America where girls are expected to stand on the sidelines and wave pom-poms rather than actually participate in sport, as this is considered unladylike.
Already the naysayers are grumbling that in a sport where every ounce of petrol counts 5'2" Danica (who weighs just 100 lbs) has an unfair advantage. They are also claiming that she has been using her looks to get publicity, rather than talent.
Well sorry, sexist rednecks, you don't win any top class motorsport event by looking cute alone. Being slammed around under high g-force for an hour and a half while travelling at over 200mph takes some doing.