+1 with what this guy wrote, except for the irregardless( because thats not even a word in English).She certainly is not the greatest driver but you have to give it to her. She has put up with sh*t for a very long time and hung in there. Where would you be if you were under the same type of pressure?????? Most of you would resort to being a W-2 "yes man" under those circumstances.... Give her a break!!!
I met her in 2006 when she was promoting the "Tusot" touch screen watch. Since I owned one, they invited me down for the show. Danica looked great on the "cat walk" and treated everyone very well.
As you all know, those that work hard at there art should be given respect. Irregardless of your feelings of her talent, you really need to give her more respect. I would only dream to know someone that had the "balls" she has!!!
regaurdless of anyones feelings, she can drive.
I think this thread title would best be changed to WHY ANYONE ON THIS FORUM DOESNT GET PAID TO DRIVE AS A PROFESSIONAL.
the answer is because we dont have the same ability that she does.
for those who are bashing her, i think they are also likely similar to the "Uncle Rico" personality from napolean dynamite. for those that havent seen the movie, its basically I am calling them clueless, and armchair quarterback "experts".
who cares if she cried when she won, if i tried to win a pro race 50 times and finally did, i think i would likely cry also.
I didnt see the race, but for those that say it was luck, not skill to win by fuel mileage, then think again. it really hard to drive conservatively and still go fast. when i beat other racers on the track because i outsmarted them, it is more enjoyable than winning by just blowing their doors off.
most of the people on this forum are great, but the wankers are even better, as they are entertaining to listen to their critques of other in things they have themselves never participated in.
My little formula ford i have had up to 135, with my ass 2-3 inches off the ground, and its thrilling and feels really fast.
I could not imagine what going 180-200 mph on an oval is like.
but hey, thats just me, i have been on oval turns in my FF at only 125 mphat phx intl. raceway, but i will defer to those who have vast more experience from watching this stuff on TV, rather than actually competed, or even driven an open wheeler for that matter.