Danica Patrick’s success in American racing shows women can race competitively in Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone says.
Danica Patrick joining NASCAR may not seem especially relevant for F1 fans, particularly those of us in Europe. But you have to pause for a moment and consider the scale of the missed opportunity. Here is a talented, female, American racing driver who, had things gone differently, might have ended up in F1. Simply being … Continue reading Danica Patrick joins NASCAR
Helio Castroneves headed a Penske one-two at Infineon Raceway to breathe life into his championship effort. He ended a 29-race streak without a win after scoring seven second places so far this year. It came just days after Penske lost both their original race cars when one of their transporters cost fire. Castroneves and Ryan … Continue reading Castroneves takes vital victory to stay in title hunt (Indy Car)
A pit lane error handed the Ganassi team a lucky one-two at Nashville. Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon failed to make it into the pits during a late yellow flag period but when rain fell on the track it handed the pair a fortunate one-two. Helio Castroneves took third ahead of Tony Kanaan and Danica … Continue reading Scott Dixon lucks in to Nashville win (Indy Car)
Dan Wheldon took a canny victory in Iowa after covering the final 90 laps without stopping for fuel – and he did it all on his birthday! He was able to stretch out his final stint thanks in part to a length caution period after Tony Kanaan crashed out of third on lap 212 of … Continue reading Birthday boy Dan Wheldon wins in Iowa (Indy Car)
There’s no United States Grand Prix this year so it’s USA Day at F1 Fanatic with a series of America-themed articles. Which drivers in the American racing scene whould head over to Formula 1? Here are five of the drivers I’d like to see make the switch from NASCAR and Indy Car.
Scott Dixon started on pole position, and he won the race, but there was plenty of action in between. His Target Ganassi team mate Dan Wheldon made the early running but dropped back with handling problems and ended the race in a lowly twelfth. Alex Lloyd, making his first start, spun coming off the final … Continue reading Scott Dixon wins Indianapolis 500 from Vitor Meira and Marco Andretti
Last weekend Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a race in a major international open-wheeled single-seater category. Patrick won the third round of the Indy Car series at Motegi in Japan. But F1 has had precious few female drivers and there’s no sign one might arrive in the sport any time soon. So… … Continue reading Where are all the women?