Indy Car racer Danica Patrick recently appeared in the 2009 edition of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine. This is her second SI Swimsuit photoshoot.
While Patrick showed off her super hot body in full, bending over the bonnet of a car in a small bikini, the magazine airbrushed her lower back tattoo to keep away from any controversies.
It’s known in some circles as a “tramp stamp,” and a Sports Illustrated spokesman broke the BS meter in his explanation for why Patrick’s was airbrushed out:
“The Swimsuit Issue emphasizes natural beauty. The freckles are left on and, in this case, the tattoos came off.”
You can check out the photo spread here.
Meanwhile, the buzz in the racing circles is that Danica might actually be racing a F1 car from the next season. The organizers of the proposed new USF1 team told Associated Press that would like to test the cars with Danica in the hot seat and she might become the first woman driver that the world would see in the Formula One circuit.
The interesting thing is that US has no races or drivers in the F1 scene currently.
“Patrick’s star quality offers lifeline for flagging Formula One,” declared the UK’s Guardian, salivating at the prospect of the boys’ club opening its door to the glamour girl famed for posing in the Sport Illustrated swimwear edition.
“Woman driver set for F1 grid,” declared the London Evening Standard.