It definitely seems to be changing, the micro and mini categories seem to have a higher percentage of girls (at club level) then I’ve ever seen which is a good sign going forward, althouggh anecdotal.
I thought there were some girls coming through (in cars) but the result haven’t really come like Tatiana Calderon and Marta Garcia. Jamie Chadwick won a British F3 race recently though and is a British GT champion. It is still a very male dominated sport and women drivers are unfortunately still partly judged on their looks. I’m really surprised Red Bull haven’t jumped on someone by now, it’d be a terrific marketing opportunity.
Susie Wolff (nee Stoddart) is trying to do more for female racing in the UK with her Dare to be Different program.
I’m not sure about North America, but British racing was a white male dominated sport and Lewis Hamilton created a lot interest for the non-white demographic, I assume Danica had a similar impact here and a championship winning lady would have a larger effect.