Haas: Patrick 'a great candidate' for F1 team
June 08, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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Gene Haas, co-owner of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team Stewart-Haas Racing, said Saturday that Danica Patrick would be "a great candidate" for the Formula 1 team he plans to start for the 2016 season.
Following qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, Haas was interviewed by NBC Sports Network and was asked about the possibility of Patrick racing in F1.
"I think she would," Haas said. "I think she would. She would bring an awful lot of viewership. I think it would be great for America. I think she would be a great candidate. Whether that's going to happen or not, that's kind of a long shot there, too."
Former Red Bull technical director Guenther Steiner, who will be the team principal for the Haas F1 operation, was also asked Saturday in Montreal whether Patrick would be considered.
According to Eurosport.com, Steiner said, "Not more than anybody. But you know, everything is possible."
Watch the full Haas interview below: