The one that is most likely to ever compete in F1 racing is probably Danica Patrick, currently competing in the IndyCar series. The USGPE team that will probably enter the F1 racing scene in 2010 has shown interest in her, but she stated that she wants to focus on IndyCar.
I think it would be very interesting if women would finally compete in F1. Women are usually lighter than men, which is a big advantage in terms of balance of the car. Robert Kubica stated that his car felt a lot better after he lost 5kg of bodyweight.
There have been five female drivers in Formula 1 in the past, however. The first was Maria Teresa de Filippi in 1958, the second Lella Lombardi from 1974 - 1976. These were the only female racers to qualify for a Formula 1 race, and Lella Lombardi is the only one to score (half a point at the 1975 Spanish GP, driving a Cosworth engined March). Divina Galica (1976-78), Desire Wilson (1979) and Giovanna Amati (1992) also entered, but all failed to qualify.
Whether it's a boy or girl, anyone can try to get into Nascar. First they have to have very good driving skills, drive in the ARCA series for awhile, find an owner who wants them and sponsors that will take a chance on them. To stay in Nascar long term, let alone for a full season is becoming very difficult and very expensive for up and coming drivers.
One of them is Shawna Robinson, but there have been others.
In 2012, Danica Patrick will race full-time in the Nationwide Series, along with a limited schedule in the Cup Series.
Former driver, Janet Guthrie was the first woman to start the Daytona 500.
Yes. In 2012, Danica Patrick will drive full-time in the Nascar Nationwide Series and part-time in the Cup Series. Also, Jennifer Jo Cobb drives full-time in the Nascar Camping World Truck Series and part-time in the Nationwide Series.
Several women have raced in NASCAR's three primary divisions (Sprint, Nationwide and Camping World Series). In total, 21 (unless I miscounted) women have raced in one of the three.
The first woman to qualify for a NASCAR race was Sarah Christian, who raced in the first ever NASCAR-sanctioned race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1949. She is credited with a 14th place finish, as she turned the car over to driver Bob Flock midway through the race. Two other women went on to race during the 1949 season, Louise Smith and Ethel Mobley (the sister of drivers Tim, Bob and Fonty Flock).
To date, no female driver has won a race in either of the three series. The highest finish for a female driver is 4th, accomplished by Danica Patrick on March 5, 2011 at a Nationwide Series even at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Jennifer Jo Cobb has the highest points finish of any female driver in the history of NASCAR's three primary series, with a 17th place finish in the Camping World Truck Series in 2010.
Yes, there have been several women that have raced in the Nascar Cup Series. Janet Guthrie had 33 starts in the Cup Series, the most by any woman.
Danica Patrick now has over 35 starts.
As of 2010 Danica Patrick is in the Nationwide Series. But she is the first since 2002. Which was Shawna Robinson.
There are not many female drivers in Nascar right now. The most famous woman in Nascar is currently Danica Patrick. She started racing in 2005 for Nascar.
No. A woman has never won a Nascar race.
There are no Chinese drivers currently in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.
Currently, no Nascar driver has openly admitted to being gay or bisexual.
There currently as of last year aren't any women racing in the Sprint Cup.
No. The female drivers currently in Nascar include Danica Patrick, who drives a part time schedule in the Nationwide Series. Also Chrissy Wallace, daughter of Nascar driver Mike Wallace, drove several races in the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series. Both female drivers are white.
Yes. Bill Elliott is one.
No, he's not a driver currently in any of Nascar's top three series.
Currently, Chase Rice is not a jackman for any Nascar team.
Chase Rice is currently not working for any Nascar team.
Like any other decade, there are many Nascar drivers who have not won a race in their career.
Yes. Currently there are some full and part time non-US born drivers in the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia)Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia)Max Papis (Como, Italy)Patrick Carpentier (Ville LaSalle, Quebec, Canada)
There are 2 , Bryan Ortiz and Victor Gonzalez