American Drivers Turn Down USF1 Role
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Talking to British newspaper The Independent, the Windsor confirmed that USF1 is only considering American drivers for the 2010 lineup, and IRL female driver Danica Patrick is top of the list.
“We have yet to speak to any drivers, but we are looking at every American with the right credentials, and Danica is definitely on the list,” revealed Windsor.
However, from all the drivers believed to have fair chances of joining USF1 – including former F1 driver Scott Speed, NASCAR's A.J. Allmendinger and even Kyle Busch (as claimed by the Toronto Star) – Patrick seems to be the one who is the least excited about it. After previously admitting she is not too keen to traveling all the way to Europe for driving in F1, she revealed she is not very interested in testing an F1 car either.
“I don't want to lead anyone on, for sure. It's a costly thing to go testing, that's for sure, and there would be a big time commitment to making a seat and doing all that stuff. Time is very valuable and I have very little of it, so unless I was really serious about it, I don't think I would go down that road. I am happy where I am. It would take a bit to make that change for me,” said Patrick, according to the Associated Press.
Allmendinger also insisted his future lies with the NASCAR series, as the former Champ Car vice-champion is set to run a full-time schedule with Richard Petty Motorsports in the Sprint Cup this year.
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