V8 Supercar driver David Reynolds fined for disgraceful comment towards female team

FORD’S David Reynolds has been fined for making sexist and offensive comments towards a female team at the Bathurst 1000.

Speaking after the V8 practice session for the Bathurst 1000,  Reynolds referred to a car driven by duo Simona de Silvestro and Renee Gracie, as a “pussy wagon”.

The women are the first female team to compete at Bathurst since 1998.


Reynolds comments were quickly labelled as ‘disgraceful’ by V8 Supercars boss James Warburton.

“Reynolds’ comments were disgraceful and completely unacceptable in our sport and he has been fined $25,000,” Warburton said.

“Women are an integral part of our sport, whether they are fans, drivers or team members.

“And V8 Supercars will continue to support and promote female participation at all levels of our sport.”