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How close did NASCAR legend Gordon get to F1?

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon did speak to multiple Formula 1 teams, but a career in the series never seemed realistic. Back in June 2003, Gordon took part in a test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway which saw him swap machinery with then Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya. That gave Gordon his first action behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car as he sampled the FW24, and from there a few doors began to open. Several teams began expressing an interest in bringing him to the Formula 1 grid, and as he begun talks, key question were raised in his mind: Could he be competitive? Did he have a budget to bring? Would he be able to train his neck to cope with the demands? In the end he said...
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