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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Danica Patrick eyes F1

Fresh off her win at Motegi, Danica Patrick covets an F1 test, reports Autosport.

The first woman to win an IndyCar race would only be interested in a proper test, however, saying she turned down a demonstration lap at Indianapolis in 2005 because it would be “embarrassing.”

Fellow IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher ran several demonstration laps in 2002 for Tag Heuer, in a McLaren at Indianapolis. Meow.

Honda’s Nick Fry certainly thinks a test is a possibility, saying the team would be more than happy to discuss a test role.

Honda would seem a logical place for it to happen as it supplies the current Indy-spec engine.

An American female driver who has a race win under her belt is a tempting combination, I’m sure. But has she the ability to compete at the top level at this point in her career?

At least she has some road racing pedigree, but Cristiano da Matta, Alex Zanardi, and S├ębastien Bourdais all had accomplished more before coming into F1, yet still have had limited success.


Read what Vijay Mallya thinks of "A1" Tony Teixeira’s comments about Force India’s “damaging” influence on young Indian racers here.

and finally...

Ayrton Senna da Silva
March 21, 1960 – May 1, 1994

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Danica always tries to capitalize quickly on success and that's a good thing. However, she might consider getting a few more victories before trying to switch to F1. If she did eventually land a race seat there, she wouldn't be allowed to go this far past her 'sell by' date, looking for that first top three.

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