If i remember right, you can set look functions to mouse, so you can look where ever you want with your mouse and center view with some button.
Dunno is that still an option and as i remember it, it can be little tricky, will try it again when I get home
I don't know what's the weight of male/female driver, but if it's calculated
I guess (if they're in top shape, as a racer needs to be ) that difference
is no more then 5-10 kg or so.
In that case, it doesn't make much difference in a acceleration or an overall lap time .
Just practice more :eclipseeh