Looks like Danica! will finally be getting that F1 test she wants.
Honda has confirmed that Danica Patrick will get a test in one of its Formula One cars later this year, fuelling speculation that the American is also to be given a race chance in the top flight in the not-too-distant future.Well good for her...hold up, wait a minute!
Honda CEO Nick Fry has admitted to Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung that a test will indeed take place, and that it is likely to do so at either Barcelona or Jerez in Spain in November, following the end of the 2008 F1 campaign.
“We will put her into our car after the season at the latest and see how quick she is,” the Briton said.
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Nick Fry has denied reports that IndyCar race winner Danica Patrick is scheduled to test for Honda later this year.Fry later admitted his words may have been misinterpreted by the Austrian press, saying that “We will put her into our car and see how quick she is” was a hypothetical response to a question about what Max Mosley would say if Mrs Hospenthal asked for a ride.
The Honda CEO, though, has denied ever saying this, stating that there are no plans in place to test Patrick.
"There has been no contact between us," he told Autosport.
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OK, I totally made up that last part, but if there’s a better explanation out there please enlighten us.