AUGUST 24, 1998
Jeff Gordon confirms F1 approaches
NASCAR star Jeff Gordon has confirmed that he did receive several approaches from Formula 1 teams - as we exclusively reported in June - but the stock car racer says that he is not going to leave NASCAR, although he would love to be given the chance to test a Grand Prix car at some point. In addition to Williams we believe that Gordon was offered an F1 drive by the new British American Racing team.
Gordon will probably end up testing a Formula 1 car at some point this autumn and it is possible that teams are hoping that the experience will convince him to turn his back on American racing and try his hand in the Formula 1 World Championship. The recruitment of Gordon would be a major publicity coup for Grand Prix racing as it aims to return to the United States in the year 2000.