Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 1985 500SEC, 1991 190E 2.6.
Location: Los Angeles / Hannover Germany
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It may not be a matter of gender, but one of dedication.
Danica Patrick used to have that dedication. At age 16 she moved to Milton Keynes, England in order to advance her racing career, racing in British national series events against drivers including future Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button. During a three year period she raced in Formula Ford, Formula Vauxhall and earned a second-place in Britain's Formula Ford Festival, the highest finish by an American in the event.
Physical strenght? Danica could probaly kick Nick Heidfeld's butt.
Michael Andretti didn't have Dad's Mario's singleminded determination, and didn't want to live in Europe.
I have seen Mario race in F 1, and he was a hell of a racer with some big balls.