IndyCar Series

Danica Patrick Shows Interest in American Formula 1 Team

Richard DeveauCorrespondent IFebruary 25, 2009

Peter Windsor and Ken Anderson officially announced on Tuesday that their new American based race team, USF1, will be joining the Formula 1 grid in 2010.

Since first hearing about this new team, many rumours about who would be drivers have been floating around. Anderson and Windsor have declared that they are hoping to hire American drivers.

One of the names to pop up in the rumour mill was female Indycar star Danica Patrick. The young lady's contract with Andretti-Green Racing is expiring at the end of the '09 season, opening up the opportunity to give Formula 1 a shot.

Patrick says that she's showing small interest.

"F1 is not No. 1 on my list, but a conversation never killed anyone," she said today.

Anderson and Windsor mentioned Patrick today in their list of potential drivers, which included Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, Alex Rossi, Jonathan Summerton, Kyle Busch, and Scott Speed.

Mario Andretti, who was the latest American driver to win the Formula 1 World Championship in 1978, supports his grandson for the job.

"If I were designing a Formula 1 driver today, I would design Marco," he said.

Like Patrick, Andretti's contract with Andretti-Green Racing expires at the end of the '09 season.

Thanks to indystar.com for information and comments.

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