F-1 Team USF1 Interested in Danica Patrick?
Total Pro Sports – Mario Andretti’s new found US based F1 “USF1” team is looking for 2 American drivers for the upcoming 2010 season.
Mario Andretti the grandfather of Marco Andretti thinks his grandson is a great fit for the team. But Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor the majority shareholders behind the team they call USF1 think differently. Windsor a former team manger for Ferrari and Williams and current F1 pit reporter for speed TV said plans are to hire “2 American Drivers”.
A few names that have been talked about are were former F1 driver Scott Speed, NASCAR star Klye Busch and IndyCar beauty Danica Patrick. Neither of them once mentioned Marco Andretti the up and coming 22 year old star of IndyCar and grandson of 1978 F1 world champ Mario Andretti.
“She’s great and gets a lot of press,” Anderson said earlier this week. “Indy Racing League chairman Tony George would be pretty mad with me if I took her out of the IRL but we’ll see.” [Setanta]
Mario Andretti said “every time I mention formula one, he says I’d give anything to have this opportunity,” talking about Marco Andretti. Mario went on later to say,
“if i were to design a formula one driver today, i would design Marco.We’ll see what the future brings for him.”
But in the end this is a business and for a business in F-1 to succeed the best drivers are needed for the team to make the most money.