Danica Patrick – a famous racer, was born on March 25, 1982 in Beloit, Wisconsin. Better known as the female driver who finished fourth in the Indy 500-mile championship in 2005. Finishing Danica fourth in the race of 500 miles of Indianapolis made her one of the most famous women in the history of racing.
It was the first appearance on the Indy races in Danica Patrick’s biography, she was named the rookie of the year. Patrick began to drive cards at 10 years old, and then began to participate in the Formula Vauxhall Winter Series in England in 1998. She was only 16 then. By 2002, she signed a contract with the Rahal team.
Danica’s debut in the Indies for 500 miles, combined with a stylish, attractive appearance, the general lack of women drivers in the race, contributed to the emergence of many of her fans. Danica Patrick suddenly attracted the attention of the media and became their favorite.
Patrick was also the first woman to lead the distance of 500 miles to Indy. Participating for the team Rahal Letterman, she was in the lead throughout the 19 laps of the race in 2005. In the same year she won the title of newcomer of the year.
Then in the biography of Danica Patrick came the period when she moved from the team Rahal Letterman to Andretti Green Racing. In 2008, Danica Patrick became the first woman to win the Indycar race.
The physical data of the athlete, according to her official website, are as follows: Patrick’s height is 157.5 cm and weight is 45.4 kg. She was the second woman to win the honorary title of the newcomer of the year in Indianapolis; Lin St. James won it in 1992. In 2005, Indy won the Englishman Dan Weldon.
Danica Patrick was born in 1982, five years later Janet Guthrie became the first woman to win the Indy 500. The riders who participated in the Indy 500 championship before Danica Patrick were D. Guthrie, St. James and Sarah Fisher. Another athlete, Desiree Wilson, passed the driving test for the Indy 500, but was not prepared enough for the race.
November 19, 2005 Danica Patrick married a physiotherapist and personal trainer Paul Hospental.