Danica Patrick Has Joined Sky Sports’ F1 Team for the US Grand Prix

The legendary US racer Danica Patrick has joined the Sky Sports’ F1 punditry team alongside Martin Brundle and Jenson Button for the United States Grand Prix. Patrick, who is thought of as the most successful woman in American open-wheel racing history, became a part of the bumper punditry team to provide analysis on the action from Austin, Texas.

Danica Patrick Was Excited That She Could Comment On the Title Competition Between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

Danica Patrick as a Sky Sports pundit
Although Lewis Hamilton had an edge, Max Verstappen had the lead and won the US race and got one step closer to winning the competition for the title. The Circuit of America’s race was broadcast live on Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports and was the first of the six races left to the end of the season. Danica Patrick was thrilled to be able to comment on the competition between the two as they raced to get closer to the title.

Patrick, who is one of motorsport’s greatest-ever drivers and has had a remarkable career up to 2018, stated that she was really excited before the race. She commented that she loved the fact that Lewis was trying to be the greatest of all times with most wins, poles, and championships but has to do it against someone younger and hungrier who would do anything to make sure that does not happen. She further said that their competition was very interesting to watch.

Danica Patrick Has Set Many Records and Broken Many Barriers In Her Career

Danica Patrick during her racing days
Danica Patrick has been in many races during her career and has overcome many challenges. She broke many barriers and records and became a revered driver. First, she made her name in IndyCar and became the first woman to lead, and did it on her Indianapolis 500 debut in 2005. She then secured a top-five finish at the Brickyard. Patrick continued to shine and some three years later won the Indy Japan 300. Today, she is still the only female driver who has claimed victory in an IndyCar race.

In 2013, Patrick switched to the other major motorsport series in America – NASCAR. There, she set more records before stopping her full-time racing career in 2017. She stopped racing altogether the year after that. Certainly, she was a welcome addition to the presentation and punditry team for the United States Grand Prix, alongside Martin Brundle and Jenson Button.