Windsor Hits at Shameful F1
Needless to say, if one takes a long look at this year's Formula One roster, no US born and raised driver would be there. And we're not talking about the racing drivers' list, but also the test/reserve page. Although he wasn't born in the US, Windsor insists this situation reflects Formula One's lack of vision.
According to the 57-year old Brit, F1 should be ashamed for not considering American drivers for its year-to-year roster. And not only Formula One, but its North American counterpart Indy Car also. Windsor pointed out that there are plenty of great drivers out there that have been overlooked by both open-wheel racing series.
“There are very good American drivers out there. To be honest, shame on Formula 1 and shame on American motorsport that some of these great young Americans with single-seater talent have not been nurtured more and given more opportunity,” Windsor was quoted as saying to Sports Illustrated.
“We're looking at that scenario right now. We need to make the effort to get Americans in our car. That was always our goal and it still (is) our goal,” added the team's co-owner.
While ruling out Danica Patrick for the job – as she has a too bigger name to step into the Formula One Championship – Windsor had no problem giving the media a few names his team is now considering for one of their race seats. A1GP race-winner Jonathan Summerton, IndyCar Series race-winner Graham Rahal, Ryan-Hunter Reay and Indy Lights' J.R. Hildebrand are only a few of them.
Until then, it has emerged that both Pedro de la Rosa and Alexander Wurz have been offered a race seat with US GPE recently, as the team is looking for one experienced driver to race alongside an American youngster in their debut season.