Danica Patrick sparks controversy

Danica Patrick attended the world premiere of Netflix's "Don't Look Up" in New York City on December 5, 2021.

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The 41-year-old, renowned for her achievements as a NASCAR and IndyCar driver, has joined the Netflix docuseries as an analyst.

However, her inclusion has stirred discontent among a segment of fans.

The initial duo of episodes from Drive to Survive season six premiered on Monday, prompting viewers to vent their dissatisfaction on social media over Patrick’s cameo.

Danica Patrick attended the world premiere of Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up” in New York City on December 5, 2021.

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The former NASCAR icon has sparked ire among Formula 1 enthusiasts with recent remarks.
“Why the f*** is Danica Patrick on [Drive to Survive],” queried @Welshrugby02 on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Stop imposing Danica Patrick on us,” lamented lfc.

Staycee C concurred, remarking, “Please depart, madam.”

“She was an Indy car racer, she has no affiliation with #formula1 and, let’s face it, her contributions ARE SIMPLY NOT COMPELLING,” expressed @Condetesmorts3.

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“Out of all the women who genuinely DESERVE to be on DTS, they choose Danica Patrick,” remarked Vale.

“There are numerous talented, informed, and passionate individuals who cover this sport and would make excellent additions,” opined Jacqueline.

Nevertheless, some Formula 1 enthusiasts came to the defence of the former motorsport luminary, with Luiz Carvalho professing, “I adore Danica Patrick.”

“Leave Danica Patrick alone!” urged @WitchCelebrity. “I appreciate her presence in the Sky F1 coverage. I enjoy insights from drivers.

“She competed at the pinnacle of American motorsport, akin to Mario Andretti. Enough of this bullying nonsense!”

Newsweek has sought comment from Danica Patrick via email.

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Patrick amassed a plethora of records during her illustrious career, notably becoming the first woman in the U.S. to triumph in a major-league open-wheel race.

She garnered several accolades, including the Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year in 2005 and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver in 2012.

Since retiring in 2018, Patrick has shifted her focus to sports commentary, yet certain recent remarks have irked racing aficionados.