"You know I've got one of those wonderful ideas ... women should be dressed in white like all the other domestic appliances." - Formula One president Bernie Ecclestone, on the subject of Danica Patrick's fourth-place finish at the 2005 Indy 500.
Better get a white firesuit ready, Bernie.
IndyCar race winner Danica Patrick has set her sights on a Formula One test, with Honda Racing confirming they would be interested in running the Andretti-Green Racing driver.It would only be a test, it's not even scheduled, and it by no means indicates Danicker would be off to F1 anytime soon...but who wouldn't want to see Bernie's reaction to post-race quotes like this.
Patrick's maiden victory at Motegi has prompted fresh speculation about her future, with Honda being an obvious candidate to consider her because the Japanese manufacturer supply her engines.
Honda Racing F1 CEO Nick Fry has admitted that his team would seriously consider running Patrick for a test, although made it clear no discussions have taken place about the matter.
"We haven't instigated anything, but if Danica wanted to be test driver then we'd be more than happy to talk about it," he explained.
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"I got back going and I was: 'This is exciting rear-end stuff going on here.'" - Danica Patrick, after encountering a faulty mount. Or a bad stud. Or getting squeezed by Marco.
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