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(The Sports Bank.net)   Formula 1 Owner interested in getting Danica Patrick to consistently finish in 27th place in F1 racing instead of consistently 27th in NASCAR   (thesportsbank.net) divider line 51
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2014-06-13 04:47:29 AM  
Be nice to see a field of 27 F1 cars
 
2014-06-13 07:20:10 AM  
I didn't even realize Patrick was still racing. Huh.
 
2014-06-13 07:38:35 AM  
She qualifies well on ovals. How many ovals in F1?
 
2014-06-13 07:52:43 AM  
From a money perspective sure. She'll bring massive dollars from sponsorships and keep the attention on the team even if they struggle. Plus she does have a lot of open wheel experience. So why not use her fame to garner money and time for a new team? Maybe get some decent finishes as well.
 
2014-06-13 07:52:46 AM  
She can qualify on my ovals, if you get my drift...
 
2014-06-13 08:00:13 AM  
Haas knows it will be at least 3-5 years before they can even consider being in contention for points.  Their primary goal for the first couple years is to build a reputation and get sponsors.  Danica does this very well.  They will field two cars, put Danica in one, and get a decent European driver for the other.  By the time Haas is actually starting to fight for points, Danica will be well past her prime and probably set to retire (remember, she's already 32).  Her goal is not to win races, but to bring eyes.

It's actually a pretty good strategy for a newly formed American F1 team that is planning to stick around for a while.  Besides, as long as she makes it through qualifying, she'll already have a better F1 career than Maldanado.
 
2014-06-13 08:20:07 AM  
Maybe they could put Simona in for her driving stunt double.
 
2014-06-13 08:26:22 AM  
Danica in F1 would be a tremendous disaster.
 
2014-06-13 08:31:11 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Danica in F1 would be a tremendous disaster.


As opposed to her stellar IndyCar or NASCAR career ?
 
2014-06-13 08:34:50 AM  
Sweet!  The return of the Rolling Chicane™  ..good thing the FIA relaxed the 107# rule!!.  Can't wait to see her stomping her feet and crawling through a hole in the fence in a tantrum after getting run over from behind in the closing laps!
 
2014-06-13 08:40:53 AM  

colinspooky: Be nice to see a field of 27 F1 cars


this.
 
2014-06-13 08:42:15 AM  
Not going to happen. Ever.

There. That's over.

Le Mans thread?
 
2014-06-13 09:03:20 AM  

Courtney Love's Genital Warts: colinspooky: Be nice to see a field of 27 F1 cars

this.


No, this is Patrick.
 
2014-06-13 09:14:43 AM  
Would she take the spot of a better driver? Probably. Would she look pretty cute pouring champagne all over herself? Definitely. Will that ever happen? No.
 
2014-06-13 09:25:28 AM  

Driedsponge: Haas knows it will be at least 3-5 years before they can even consider being in contention for points.  Their primary goal for the first couple years is to build a reputation and get sponsors.  Danica does this very well.  They will field two cars, put Danica in one, and get a decent European driver for the other.  By the time Haas is actually starting to fight for points, Danica will be well past her prime and probably set to retire (remember, she's already 32).  Her goal is not to win races, but to bring eyes.

It's actually a pretty good strategy for a newly formed American F1 team that is planning to stick around for a while.  Besides, as long as she makes it through qualifying, she'll already have a better F1 career than Maldanado.


Danica had a prime?
 
2014-06-13 09:26:11 AM  
What? No one else saw the #1 Audi LMP1 car eat shiat yesterday? farker turned into powder.

/please stop talking about Danica.
 
2014-06-13 09:34:22 AM  
she doesn't have the talent to qualify beyond the back row. F1 drivers are the best in the world. it's a whole different level than nascar or indycar.
 
2014-06-13 09:34:58 AM  
btw, i'm not saying a woman can't compete in F1. i'm just saying that DP can't.
 
2014-06-13 09:35:27 AM  

Driedsponge: Haas knows it will be at least 3-5 years before they can even consider being in contention for points.  Their primary goal for the first couple years is to build a reputation and get sponsors.  Danica does this very well.  They will field two cars, put Danica in one, and get a decent European driver for the other.  By the time Haas is actually starting to fight for points, Danica will be well past her prime and probably set to retire (remember, she's already 32).  Her goal is not to win races, but to bring eyes.

It's actually a pretty good strategy for a newly formed American F1 team that is planning to stick around for a while.  Besides, as long as she makes it through qualifying, she'll already have a better F1 career than Maldanado.


Excellent points. Plus it might help more Americans become interested in the sport.
 
2014-06-13 09:45:44 AM  
Jesus.

1-too old
2-sucks on road courses
3-doesn't know the tracks
4-mid west hot. Not euro hot
5-not a pay driver
6-not enough sponsorship
7-Bernie
8-NASCAR paycheck
9-sharp god damn knees

Gene Haas knows how to stir shiat up. That is all.
 
2014-06-13 09:57:08 AM  
Face the facts:

The great Danica Patrick experiment is OVER.  She's not good.  She's never going to be good.  She will certainly never be good in F1.
 
2014-06-13 10:04:33 AM  

King Something: Courtney Love's Genital Warts: colinspooky: Be nice to see a field of 27 F1 cars

this.

No, this is Patrick.


Then who was phone?

www.pitlane.hu

Lewis Hamilton was phone.
 
2014-06-13 10:05:38 AM  
Every race will have the "race control will invistagate incident with Patrick (causing a collision)" each race
 
2014-06-13 10:10:54 AM  

FlashHarry: btw, i'm not saying a woman can't compete in F1. i'm just saying that DP can't.


There have been women in F1 since the 1950s.

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Maria Teresa de Filippis

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Desiré Wilson

www.magazineracing.com
Lella Lombardi

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Divina Galica

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Giovanna Amati
 
2014-06-13 10:22:11 AM  
Perfect !

She has no meaning of the word OVERTAKE

Should make Bernie happy
 
2014-06-13 10:23:53 AM  

FlashHarry: she doesn't have the talent to qualify beyond the back row. F1 drivers are the best financially backed in the world. it's a whole different level than nascar or indycar.


A little more truthier. There's always a handful who wouldn't or shouldn't be there without deep pockets or backers.
 
2014-06-13 10:40:40 AM  
Ohmanohmanohman!!

Danica and Maldonado - think of the carnage!

Remember Spa '98?
 
2014-06-13 11:29:30 AM  

Thudfark: A little more truthier. There's always a handful who wouldn't or shouldn't be there without deep pockets or backers.


this is true. i recall a few japanese drivers back in the 90s who were the scions of wealthy industrialists who basically bought their rides. but still, competing - even at the back - at that level takes a HUGE amount of skill.
 
2014-06-13 11:43:46 AM  
She had a few decent runs a few weeks ago, and a pretty decent qualifying effort for the 600.  She's just has bad luck.  I think she may win the Firecracker 400 if she stays out of trouble.
 
2014-06-13 12:34:50 PM  
but still, competing - even at the back - at that level takes a HUGE amount of skill.

img.fark.net
Agrees.
 
2014-06-13 12:47:48 PM  

bluorangefyre: She had a few decent runs a few weeks ago, and a pretty decent qualifying effort for the 600.  She's just has bad luck.  I think she may win the Firecracker 400 if she stays out of trouble.


Were you able to type that with a straight face?  I know I couldn't read it with on.....comedy gold right there.
 
2014-06-13 02:00:20 PM  
Win an Indy Car race on fuel mileage, PROFIT.
 
2014-06-13 02:54:19 PM  

Driedsponge: Haas knows it will be at least 3-5 years before they can even consider being in contention for points.  Their primary goal for the first couple years is to build a reputation and get sponsors.  Danica does this very well.  They will field two cars, put Danica in one, and get a decent European driver for the other.  By the time Haas is actually starting to fight for points, Danica will be well past her prime and probably set to retire (remember, she's already 32).  Her goal is not to win races, but to bring eyes.

It's actually a pretty good strategy for a newly formed American F1 team that is planning to stick around for a while.  Besides, as long as she makes it through qualifying, she'll already have a better F1 career than Maldanado.


That would mean that Danica is in her prime now... Which if this is her prime, then that's bad.

Aside from a couple good races she's had recently, she still hasn't proved to me that she can be good in and out consistently.

And until she can prove she can good and consistent everywhere, I'm not going to give her the benefit of the doubt.
 
2014-06-13 02:55:32 PM  
How would she get her super license? Wouldn't she have to go through gp3 or gp2?
 
2014-06-13 03:35:15 PM  

colinspooky: Be nice to see a field of 27 F1 cars


that'sthejoke.jpg

/ Especially considering Haas F1 will be entries 25 and 26
// Assuming Caterham doesn't become Craterham at the end of the year
 
2014-06-13 03:35:52 PM  

soupafi: How would she get her super license? Wouldn't she have to go through gp3 or gp2?


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2014-06-13 03:48:06 PM  
The only Americans who currently hold super licenses are Alex Rossi and Conor Daly. Haas should buy Rossi out of his current contract. Daly should come back to the states and race Indy. Not sure who else would be a good fit for the other seat. Depends on who has contracts coming up after 2015.
 
2014-06-13 04:11:23 PM  

SeikaArashi: Driedsponge: Haas knows it will be at least 3-5 years before they can even consider being in contention for points.  Their primary goal for the first couple years is to build a reputation and get sponsors.  Danica does this very well.  They will field two cars, put Danica in one, and get a decent European driver for the other.  By the time Haas is actually starting to fight for points, Danica will be well past her prime and probably set to retire (remember, she's already 32).  Her goal is not to win races, but to bring eyes.

It's actually a pretty good strategy for a newly formed American F1 team that is planning to stick around for a while.  Besides, as long as she makes it through qualifying, she'll already have a better F1 career than Maldanado.

That would mean that Danica is in her prime now... Which if this is her prime, then that's bad.

Aside from a couple good races she's had recently, she still hasn't proved to me that she can be good in and out consistently.

And until she can prove she can good and consistent everywhere, I'm not going to give her the benefit of the doubt.


I honestly don't know much about her racing other than I've heard it's mediocre on a good day.  Frankly, she could already be past her prime, I don't know.  I am fairly certain this has nothing to do with her particular skill as a driver, and all to do with getting people to talk about a new American F1 team.  She's a high profile personality who happens to have a smidgen of experience in open wheel racing.  Haas isn't stupid.  By the time the team is actually looking to contend for points, Danica's replacement will already have been picked.
 
2014-06-13 04:29:21 PM  

soupafi: How would she get her super license? Wouldn't she have to go through gp3 or gp2?


Not necessarily, there's an exemption for IndyCar drivers who finished in the top four of the driver's championship, plus special exemptions as the FIA sees fit to dole out (which would be how Simona de Silvestro got/will get hers, since her IndyCar results were even less spectacular than Danica's (which, to be fair, her equipment was generally less spectacular than Danica's)). Regardless, I'm with the overall consensus here; Danica would not work out in F1.

Haas is between a rock and a hard place, here. He says he wants a young American (aaaaaall right) alongside a veteran F1 driver, but there aren't many in IndyCar to poach that I could see (the only one with results is Ryan Hunter-Reay, and he's older than Danica), and the ones coming up through GP2/GP3/F3 have about no name recognition (probably the best-known are Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly). Of course, he has about a year and a half to figure it out.
 
2014-06-13 04:31:57 PM  
I wonder if Scott Speeds super license is still valid.

*runs*
 
2014-06-13 04:32:49 PM  

Driedsponge: I am fairly certain this has... all to do with getting people to talk about a new American F1 team.


Life and Andrea Moda got talked about a lot in their times, too
 
2014-06-13 06:27:15 PM  

Victoly: Life and Andrea Moda got talked about a lot in their times, too


Niiiiiiice
 
2014-06-13 10:03:33 PM  

Driedsponge: Haas knows it will be at least 3-5 years before they can even consider being in contention for points.  Their primary goal for the first couple years is to build a reputation and get sponsors.  Danica does this very well.  They will field two cars, put Danica in one, and get a decent European driver for the other.  By the time Haas is actually starting to fight for points, Danica will be well past her prime and probably set to retire (remember, she's already 32).  Her goal is not to win races, but to bring eyes.

It's actually a pretty good strategy for a newly formed American F1 team that is planning to stick around for a while.  Besides, as long as she makes it through qualifying, she'll already have a better F1 career than Maldanado.


Problem is that didn't work in NASCAR, people are already tired of her and never give a shiat where she finishes. And in F1 it would be worse since she hasn't come close to earning.
 
2014-06-13 10:15:55 PM  
Nine hours to go until Le Mans.

I can barely keep my pants on.
 
2014-06-13 10:18:31 PM  

SeikaArashi: Driedsponge: Haas knows it will be at least 3-5 years before they can even consider being in contention for points.  Their primary goal for the first couple years is to build a reputation and get sponsors.  Danica does this very well.  They will field two cars, put Danica in one, and get a decent European driver for the other.  By the time Haas is actually starting to fight for points, Danica will be well past her prime and probably set to retire (remember, she's already 32).  Her goal is not to win races, but to bring eyes.

It's actually a pretty good strategy for a newly formed American F1 team that is planning to stick around for a while.  Besides, as long as she makes it through qualifying, she'll already have a better F1 career than Maldanado.

That would mean that Danica is in her prime now... Which if this is her prime, then that's bad.

Aside from a couple good races she's had recently, she still hasn't proved to me that she can be good in and out consistently.

And until she can prove she can good and consistent everywhere, I'm not going to give her the benefit of the doubt.


Which is why people hate her, she's average for a racer at best and a hazard to the field on a bad day.

There are a lot of other more qualified female drivers out there than her but don't get a shot after the debacle she has become.
 
2014-06-13 10:23:46 PM  

steamingpile: And in F1 it would be worse since she hasn't come close to earning.


There's been some damned good US drivers to go to F1 and had their asses handed to them; Michael Andretti's attempt was miserable (although it can be argued he was sucking hind tit at McLaren). Not to say that US drivers can't succeed, it's just that Formula 1 is a complete other world compared to even Indycar. Coming from NASCAR's lack of technological sophistication I can't imagine that you'd do all that well, especially in a brand new team that's learning as they go. Maybe one of the best of the best could do it, but Danica's just been an also-ran. She's been decent at best (Indycar), but lately she's nothing more than average... not a backfielder, not a front runner.

If Haas is serious about her driving in F1, he's playing it for sponsor cash and nothing more.
 
2014-06-13 10:44:42 PM  

akula: steamingpile: And in F1 it would be worse since she hasn't come close to earning.

There's been some damned good US drivers to go to F1 and had their asses handed to them; Michael Andretti's attempt was miserable (although it can be argued he was sucking hind tit at McLaren). Not to say that US drivers can't succeed, it's just that Formula 1 is a complete other world compared to even Indycar. Coming from NASCAR's lack of technological sophistication I can't imagine that you'd do all that well, especially in a brand new team that's learning as they go. Maybe one of the best of the best could do it, but Danica's just been an also-ran. She's been decent at best (Indycar), but lately she's nothing more than average... not a backfielder, not a front runner.

If Haas is serious about her driving in F1, he's playing it for sponsor cash and nothing more.


She doesn't bring enough sponsorship cash. Notice the lack of boobs in the GoDaddy commercials over the last couple years? Hell, they haven't even been primary full time on her car this year. Coke won't follow her. She doesn't have a big telecom, bank, booze or oil. And that's what F1 demands. GoDaddy may be able to buy a bit of fender space, but not much.Peak antifreeze? In F1 that's a gallon jug of nope.

I truly hope Simona gets off the practice squad and gets a real chance soon. Otherwise she will drift off to sports cars. Where, apparently, I'm the only farker who pays attention any more.
 
2014-06-13 10:56:40 PM  

Jackpot777: FlashHarry: btw, i'm not saying a woman can't compete in F1. i'm just saying that DP can't.

There have been women in F1 since the 1950s.

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Maria Teresa de Filippis

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Desiré Wilson

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Lella Lombardi

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Divina Galica

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Giovanna Amati


There has also been some women in the early years of NASCAR, till the one race where DP finished well, had better records than DP.  She is useless to the sport.

ukexpat: She can qualify on my ovals, if you get my drift...


Her best move is still spinning around and slamming backwards.
 
2014-06-13 10:58:06 PM  

akula: steamingpile: And in F1 it would be worse since she hasn't come close to earning.

There's been some damned good US drivers to go to F1 and had their asses handed to them; Michael Andretti's attempt was miserable (although it can be argued he was sucking hind tit at McLaren). Not to say that US drivers can't succeed, it's just that Formula 1 is a complete other world compared to even Indycar. Coming from NASCAR's lack of technological sophistication I can't imagine that you'd do all that well, especially in a brand new team that's learning as they go. Maybe one of the best of the best could do it, but Danica's just been an also-ran. She's been decent at best (Indycar), but lately she's nothing more than average... not a backfielder, not a front runner.

If Haas is serious about her driving in F1, he's playing it for sponsor cash and nothing more.


Decent in Indy car? She won one race on a track redesigned for damage and only half the field showed up. Other than that her biggest claim to fame is leading a few races, hell with the teams she had a good driver could be dominating.
 
2014-06-13 11:39:41 PM  

steamingpile: akula: steamingpile: And in F1 it would be worse since she hasn't come close to earning.

There's been some damned good US drivers to go to F1 and had their asses handed to them; Michael Andretti's attempt was miserable (although it can be argued he was sucking hind tit at McLaren). Not to say that US drivers can't succeed, it's just that Formula 1 is a complete other world compared to even Indycar. Coming from NASCAR's lack of technological sophistication I can't imagine that you'd do all that well, especially in a brand new team that's learning as they go. Maybe one of the best of the best could do it, but Danica's just been an also-ran. She's been decent at best (Indycar), but lately she's nothing more than average... not a backfielder, not a front runner.

If Haas is serious about her driving in F1, he's playing it for sponsor cash and nothing more.

Decent in Indy car? She won one race on a track redesigned for damage and only half the field showed up. Other than that her biggest claim to fame is leading a few races, hell with the teams she had a good driver could be dominating.


There was a pretty good field at Motegi that year. All the IRL guys were there, the CART guys were in Long Beach. She was never on one of the big two in Indy, so no, she didn't have a very good chance of getting many wins in that era.
Not trying to be a dick or devils advocate. Not trying to say she is a great driver. and being the first woman to lead a lap in Indy was a big deal. It's the farking Indy 500.

All that said. Haas needs to keep her way the fark away from his F1 team.

Can't believe I'm the first to say this, but I have been drinking.

Kurt God Damn Busch. shiats and giggles.
 
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