NASCAR's Clint Bowyer thinks F1 cars look more like spaceships than race cars – For The Win


Among all 40 or so NASCAR Cup Series drivers, Clint Bowyer’s nearly constant sarcastic personality stands out. So when he was asked about Formula One during his press conference at Michigan International Speedway on Friday, obviously the No. 14 Ford driver responded with a joke.

“I can’t even get up early enough to watch them races let alone compete in ‘em,” Bowyer said.

International road courses don’t really seem like his kind of gig, but he said he would love to test drive an F1 car, like Jeff Gordon did at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2003.

NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon and F1’s Juan Pablo Montoya briefly swapped cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2003. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Bowyer continued answering the reporter’s question:

“It’s just amazing what those cars are capable of doing, but they look more like spaceships than race cars if you ask me. I grew up in Kansas, we didn’t have anything like that. We couldn’t even get the station that covered that, so I don’t know. And I can’t understand the announcer that covers it anyway, so I don’t know about that.

“I would like to go to that track that has all the boats on it though, them big yachts. You find me a rig like that to back up to the track and watch when I retire, I’ll go with you. How about that? You’ll have to talk to everybody though, I won’t be able to do that.”

(Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Bowyer was presumably talking about the Circuit de Monaco, one of F1’s most prestigious and picturesque courses where the Monaco Grand Prix is held. Maybe that’s where the -year-old will end up when his NASCAR days are done.


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