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How close was NASCAR star Jeff Gordon to F1 switch?

Article To news overview © Bill Risser Although Jeff Gordon never made it on to the F1 grid during his career, the four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion revealed that discussions got more serious than he ever thought they would. The 49-year-old, now retired, swapped cars with Juan Pablo Montoya back in 2003 for a television feature. Gordon admits he held discussions with Williams and BAR, when the latter were preparing for their maiden F1 campaign in 1999, though ultimately a deal never took shape. “So there were a lot of discussions that went on that got more serious than I thought they would after that [test], because I did have so much fun with it and I started thinking: ‘Can I...
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