By Jerry Bonkowski
Due to contractual exclusivity, I'm unable to post my Thursday column from AutoRacingDaily.com here in this spot (although I have linked to it on the left hand side of this page, again due to exclusivity agreements).
I STRONGLY encourage you to go to AutoRacingDaily.com and check out my column on Danica Patrick.
I received information from a very powerful motorsports source in Germany on Wednesday, someone who is very familiar with the Formula One structure, that whispers are growing about Patrick potentially coming to F1 next season and how she may leave NASCAR waiting at the altar.
My source is unimpeachable; I trust him implicitly. If he says word is starting to build in the F1 community that Danica may be going over the big pond to race next year, I take it very seriously.
As I mention in my column, Patrick's contract with Andretti Green Racing in the Indy Racing League is due to expire at the end of this season. Frankly, her tenure at AGR has been fairly lackluster, with the exception of her first win last year in Japan (in a fuel-mileage outcome).
Still, she remains quite in demand. But instead of folks in two racing series wondering where Patrick is going to wind up for 2010, a third racing series -- and the biggest in the world, at that -- could become her new home, rather than a return to the IRL or a move to NASCAR.
I encourage you to read the column at AutoRacingDaily.com and welcome your comments either at the bottom of that column, or at the bottom of this item.