May 21 (GMM) As American racing's Kyle Busch (NASCAR), Danica Patrick and Marco Andretti weigh up futures across the Atlantic, another IndyCar hotshoe has revealed that he is not as keen on the idea of a career in formula one.
Graham Rahal, whose father Bobby raced a couple of grands prix in the 70s before leading the Jaguar team for a time in 2000, is currently preparing for his first Indy 500 -- the marquee event that paved the European futures of drivers like Jacques Villeneuve and Juan Pablo Montoya.In the past, 19-year-old Rahal has enthused at the concept of racing at the pinnacle of open wheeler racing, but he now appears turned-off when contemplating a F1 foray."If you're not with McLaren or Ferrari, you're not going to win a race," he is quoted as saying by the Sun-Times News Group."I don't like that. I couldn't go there with a backmarker team, because it's too tough on your self esteem, too tough knowing you can't win," Rahal added.Even more strikingly, he told last Sunday's Indianapolis Star newspaper: "Maybe it's just me, and I have to be careful saying this, but I don't find formula one interesting."(If) you go over there with a top team, that would be really cool. But if you don't, I find nothing cool about running for 15th every weekend."Rahal said he has been buoyed by the unification of the previously separate American single seater categories, IRL and Champ Car."I can stay here my entire life," he said.