Danica Patrick: I never had an offer from F1
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Danica Patrick is a big name in the world of motorsport. She has many successes and records behind her. Although there were many talks about Patrick becoming part of the F1 scene, it never happened. There was not even contact between her and F1.
“I don’t think I was ever actually, really properly offering a test. It always felt like media fodder. It felt like something just to draw attention because I never got a phone call,”.- she said. There were many articles that talked about her and her arrival, but it never came to that.
“There were two or three different times I feel like during my career where there were news articles in the media. I was like ‘nobody’s called me!’. ” Exhibition events were also one of the options, but that never happened either.
“I didn’t want to do that either. I’m ready to make some people a part of the show, you know, just by being unique and different. So, the last thing I wanted to do is kind of feed into that”.
Patrick: Positive sides of her career
Despite everything in her career, Danica believes that this is perhaps also a positive side of her career; The fact that she was never part of F1.
Who knows why it's a good thing for her. “I don’t know if Formula 1 really would have been the right place for me anyway. I just wasn’t that happy in England. I find that my results come when I’m the most emotionally happy and excited,”.
She also couldn't help but joke about breakfast in England. “I also don’t know if I could have dealt with the breakfast much longer!” It must be admitted that Danica had a great career. What she has achieved is fantastic. NASCAR is still her greatest love.