US GPE, which will be racing in next year’s Formula 1 World Championship has officially revealed its intention of having current Indy Car racer Danica Patrick on board the outfit.
The team’s sporting director, Peter Windsor said, “We’re getting near to the point where we start looking at drivers and Danica is on our list for sure, because she’s the best-placed American in the leading single-seater championship of the United States.”
He also added that, “There are some other great drivers out there, Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Jonathan Summerton…the list goes on. There are some really good guys and we’ve got to start focusing on that.”
27-year old Danica Patrick currently races for the Andretti Green Racing team and has thus far finished four times in the top five, after seven races of the current season. Last year she finished sixth in the championship standings and became the first female to win a major closed-course auto race in April at Twin Ring Motegi. The Charlotte-based US GPE will compete next year with Cosworth powerplants, and has yet to select which rule it will run with, with or without the budget cap.
Regarding the current situation between FOTA and the FIA, Windsor revealed, “We are open to the political instability. We’re building various iterations of the car based around the ways we think the regulations could go.”
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