Skip to comments.Will Danica Patrick Be The First Female F1 Driver? (No Hot Rodham Jinx Please)
Posted on 05/03/2008 7:11:42 PM PDT by red flanker
Jenson Button could end up with a female team-mate before very long.
His Honda boss has offered talks to pint-sized American racer Danica Patrick after she made history in the Indy Racing League series.
Patrick made her IndyCar debut in 2005, however, it was not until three years later, driving for Andretti Green Racing, that she claimed her first victory, winning the Indy Japan 300 and thereby becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar race.
The American is now hoping to test her skills in Formula One, admitting that she would relish a proper test with one of the teams.
I dont think theres anything wrong with a real, proper test.
I was asked to do a demonstration lap at Indy in 2005, and I said, No way. Youre making me a show. Thats embarrassing. But I would say that a real test is absolutely something I would do.
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Some competitors are complaining about Danica weighing only 100 pounds, but she obviously has been blessed with a divine distribution of her remarkable mass.
Yes she’s quite nicely balanced.
She’s a pretty face but little else.
She’s a pretty face but little else.
I think a test would be a good step.
I doubt she would make it as a starter in F1, but you never know. But it would be a lot of fun to watch if she could run with the folks in that circuit!
She can drive my car any day. Beep Beep Beep Beep YEA.
she would need all of those 100 pounds to flat Eau Rouge at Spa.
Oh wait...wrong kind of thread.
She can drive my car any time she wants.
Another female driver made history this past week, Ashley Force became the first woman to win an NHRA event in Funny Car. The cool thing is she beat her dad,John Force ,in the final round. She is also the points leader in that class.
As far as I can see, that's wanting your cake and eating it too.
Don’t forget her body.
Fine with me, I'm sick of open wheel divas taking up space in NASCAR.
(After tonight Carpentier can stay, Fernandez would be welcome, Ambrose and Francitti (sp?) seem like decent guys...but, and it's time to cap it and go back to working up from short tracks)
I'd feed it to her...
She is wearing driving gloves to hide her man hands :^)
my she has grown! looks like her “mechanic” added a little “wing” up front. twice.
Women arrive to skankify another profession.
Apart from the whole killing herself thing? F1 is unforgiving. If the car doesn't kill her, the expectation of perfection will.
well, i had respect and admiration for her until I saw that pic......even so, Tony Stewart can get off his fat ass and lose a few pounds and quit crying about the unfair advantage
Do you think that women who arrive always skankify a profession?
NO, Danica Patrick will NOT be the first female F1 driver, not because of lack of talent, but because WEVE ALREADY HAD THE FIRST FEMALE F1 DRIVER. 50 years ago in fact.
Maria Teresa de Filippis (who raced 1958 - 1959); more successful was Lella Lombardi 1974 - 1976, and others have tried - Divina Galica (1976 - 1978), Desiré Wilson (1979) and Giovanna Amati 1992 .
She could become the latest, but seriously, is she the most talented driver not to be in F1? Or even in the IRL?
this babe is all style over substance and certainly doesn't appear to have the physical strength to drive in F1 let alone the talent or expierence
Do I see a trend here?
Are you serious?
As far as Tony Stewart, what a baby.
glad we agree on Tony - he's a lard and a whiner
“As far as I can see, that’s wanting your cake and eating it too. “
Some people wish they could get away with that and some people can.
I’ll give you that, she is pretty hot!
We were in Atlanta last week for the races,it was really
exciting to see Ashley vs John for the finals.
That Old Spice car was gone.
Was gonna go to St.Louis this week-end but sure we`d
run into those storms that were predicted.
My inlaws were going to St. Louis this weekend, I’ll just wait till the U.S. Nationals and night qualifying to go.
Maybe so but Ashley hasn’t resorted to the “cheesecake shots” like Danica has. She said her crew would give her a pretty hard time if she did.
Oh yeah, drag racing rules! Jmho.
Can you name any of these women making it on ability alone?
She better stay put. She will be a miserable failure anywhere else.
And, while I may get flamed for this, Ashley makes Danica look average at best.
After a quick image search, I’d concur.
Agreed. It's hard to explain, but Danica's looks are a little too severe for my taste...
Uhhhhh, Tony Stewart doesn't race against her, he's NASCAR and she's IRL.
LOL. Danica drives open wheel and excels. Many Indy car and open wheel racers have gone the NASCAR route and dominated. No NASCAR driver has ever been able to come to Indy and even qualify for the race. Or perhaps you were referring to looks in which case.......never mind.
I don’t know the sport but I know you seem to have something against women, especially good looking ones. The term skank is very odd, coming from a woman.
Yeah... I really am not talking driving skill.
I think women who sexualize everything they do are skanks. What do you call them? Something PC?
slang : a person and especially a woman of low or sleazy character
She is a race car driver not an accountant. Sheis also something of a celebrity. Being sexy is part of it.
You know zero about her character. Now if she were bedding down with all the other drivers I might agree.
But theres nothing wrong with a well known car driver having glamour photos.
Unless you have some ax to grind.
I agree with that statement.
She’s just another sex worker.
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